April Showers Bring… Reduced Sodium Intake!

There’s more to look forward to this month than just warmer weather and blooming flowers–May is National Stroke Awareness Month and National High Blood Pressure Education Month, and if you’re a regular reader, you know that helping our readers prevent and manage these conditions by making good dietary choices is one of our main missions here at 2 Your Health.

According to data gathered by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), high blood pressure is the #1 cause of stroke, and stroke is the #1 cause of long-term disability in the United States.* That’s why the American Heart Association strongly recommends keeping your daily sodium intake between 1,500 and 2,300 mg.

Dreading a diet filled with raw, unsalted foods? Never fear–2 Your Health is here! Browse our blog for a plethora of articles about conveniently slashing sodium without sacrificing taste. Here are quick links to a few of our favorites:

Convenience Foods and Eating Low Sodium

Happy Holiday Eating, Low-Sodium Style

Shake it Up: 7 Delicious Ways to Replace Salt and Sodium

*If you’re interested in learning more about the connection between these two conditions, start with this easy-to-read fact sheet over at the American Stroke Association’s website.

 

Author: Carla Spencer

Carla Spencer is a Registered Dietitian and founder of 2 Your Health. Her extensive career working with individuals with health challenges led her to create this site dedicated to helping people enjoy their lives while working to prevent or minimize the impact of kidney disease.

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