Eating too much salt can raise your risk of hypertension, stroke, and heart attack, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s what makes their next warning so alarming: They say that over 90 percent of Americans eat too much salt.
Clear Signs You’re Eating Too Much Salt:
According to the most recent guidelines, adults should limit their intake of sodium to 2,300 milligrams per day. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) notes that most people consume between 9,000 and 12,000 milligrams daily—an amount that could severely jeopardize one’s health.
The good news? Even a moderate reduction to 5,000 milligrams or less can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of cardiovascular complications, says the WHO. Read more…