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:
*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.