Do you know which food is higher in sodium (salt)?
A. One ounce of potato chips
B. One slice of white bread
The answer is B. In fact, the number one source of most Americans’ daily salt intake is from processed foods like breads and rolls. And almost half of the salt we eat each day comes from 10 types of food. Most of us take in about 3,500 milligrams of salt every day. But health experts suggest a daily goal of 1,500 – 2,300 milligrams. Eating less salt may help:
- Prevent or control high blood pressure
- Lower stroke risk
- Prevent heart attack
Learn how to reduce sodium at home, the supermarket or a restaurant.