Did you know that most Americans eat more than twice the American Heart Association’s recommended amount of sodium? Chances are, that includes you—even if you rarely pick up the salt shaker. The worst part is, most of us don’t even realize how much salt we’re taking in. But sure enough, Salt is sneaking up on us—mostly when we go out to restaurants or eat packaged foods.
Check out this new 1-minute video to see for yourself:
It’s true; many of us love salt. In fact, sodium is an essential nutrient! But the excess amounts we’re eating put us at risk for elevated blood pressure which means an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. As much as we might have an affinity for salt, it’s just not worth the cost to our hearts. There are plenty of other ways to enjoy tasty food with less salt. Check out our new website to get the 411 on sodium, including our blog, quiz, infographics, links to lower-sodium recipes and more.
That’s why the American Heart Association is kicking off a new campaign, “I love you salt, but you’re breaking my heart.” Click the image below to pledge to reduce your sodium intake today!
I agree, watch the a mouth of sodium you take in. Thaknk you AHA.
I think this is very informative and sheds much needed light on the issue with salt.
I do my best! (I sure wish the "FOOD Companies" would!)
I could not hear the message. I am very interested and try to check the sodium content in all foods eaten. Most frozen foods have over 600, some over 1200. I wish the sodium content was stressed more for sodium levels are more dangerous than calories. Can I get a text copy of this message?
My and other Doctors are beginning to think that salt may not be as big a problem as they thought
I agree, good information, once again than you AHA/ASA.
I loved it I already have to watch a lot of things I do eat because of my type 1 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, acid reflux, and etc
I am disgusted that so many menus and products sold do not show the sodium content.
I am disgusted and very frustrated that so many foods and products sold in restaurants do not show sodium content.
I agree, I have changed my behavior to salt, I have hypertension and a family history of hypertension. I want to live a healthier life - thank you AHA/ASA for of your good information to help the general public.
I have taken the sodium pledge, thanks AHA/ASA.
Hypertensive patient should monitor their sodium intake to prevent other health issue (renal insufficient and etc). Thanks AHA/ASA.
I have had my family to take the sodium pledge. Thank you AHA/ASA for your support.