This week is World Salt Awareness Week! High-sodium diets are linked to an increase in blood pressure and a higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Most Americans would see significant health benefits from a reduction in sodium in the food supply and in their diets. We know sodium is an acquired taste. As you take steps to reduce sodium, you’ll actually start to appreciate foods for their true flavor. The American Heart Association is committed to finding ways to do this.
Here’s what we’re doing to help:
- encouraging manufacturers to reduce the amount of sodium in the food supply;
- advocating for more healthy foods to be available and accessible (for example, more fruits and vegetables); and
- providing consumers with education and decision-making tools to make better food choices
Take some steps this week to lower the sodium in your diet! For more information, click here.