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Are You One of the 9 Out of 10?

by Garcia 1. on Monday, December 9, 2013

Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans consume too much sodium? The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is educating consumers and providing tips to decrease the sodium in your diet. You may be surprised to learn that the greatest amount of sodium in our food comes from food purchased in retail stores, such as supermarkets or convenience stores.

Why should we care about sodium intake? Excess sodium in the diet can increase a person’s risk for high blood pressure which can lead to heart disease and stroke. That’s why it’s important to get the facts and spread the word. Check out our infographic to get the facts, and then share via your social networks. Better yet, share the infographic with elected officials and help us educate leaders in your states.

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  • Too much sodium is bad for your health, it can cause high blood pressure, kidney failure and fluid retention.

    — Nathan T.

  • I agree,thank you AHA/ASA.

    — Nathan T.

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