Keeping your pressure under control can mean adding things to your life, like exercise, that help lower it. But, you may not realize that it also means avoiding things that raise your pressure. A healthy blood pressure level means you’re less likely to have a heart attack or stroke.
With excessive sodium intake the culprit in health problems ranging from hypertension to osteoporosis and kidney disorders, health experts are in agreement that Americans should reduce the amount of salt they consume. Just how to do that is challenging, given the abundance of salty snacks and high-sodium commercial prepared foods that are commonplace in our diets.