We know salt makes things taste really good. We know.
But so does fat and MSG but that doesn't mean they're good for you.
The USDA recommends we get a max of 2,300 mg of daily sodium. That's about one teaspoon of salt a day.
Most Americans get around 3,400 with some getting much much more.
Statistical data says that this is much worse for senior citizens, African Americans and those at risk for hypertension who the USDA only recommends getting 1,500 mg a day.
So where does all this extra salt come from?
Salt is a great preservative and flavor enhancer, so of course any food that is packaged, bottled or canned is going to be loaded with sodium.
The trick for lowering your intake?
Skip the junk food and make sure to check your labels.
Maybe try counting how much sodium you have in a day. The results may surprise you.
Also, as we previously mentioned, keeping a food diary can also help you lose weight! So you've got nothing to lose! Except all that extra sodium!
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