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Too Much Dietary Salt Causes High Blood Pressure

Most Americans consume way too much salt… The average American consumes more than 5000 mg of salt; that equals two full teaspoons. The daily requirement of sodium is 2300 mg, or 1500 mg if you have been diagnosed as hypertensive; that equals to less than 1 teaspoon a day. This means the average American consumes almost three times too much salt!

Did you know…

Salt Causes Hypertension

Salt causes the body to retain water and increases the blood volume. This causes the heart to work harder to pump blood and causes high blood pressure (hypertension).

Hypertension is The Silent Killer

Hypertension (high blood pressure) has absolutely NO symptoms to speak of. In fact, many American’s don’t even know they have high blood pressure… That is, until its too late.

Roman Soldiers Were Paid With Salt

In ancient Rome, soldiers were paid for their services in salt. The word “Salary” comes from the Latin word Salarium which originally denoted a Roman soldier’s allowance of salt.

Americans Pay With Hypertension

Americans pay for their love of salt with an endless list of heart attacks, strokes, heart disease, heart failure and more. All of these conditions can be caused by hypertension from high salt intake.

Too much salt is the easiest item to reduce in your diet. The first step is to remove the salt shaker from your table.

Face the facts and take action. You could be just a teaspoon of salt from your first and fatal heart attack. Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the number one public health problem in America. High blood pressure affects not only your heart but your brain.

This content was extracted and simplified from the content in our blog post “Minerals and Blood Pressure“. You can read the entire article in our blog by Clicking Here.

Strokes are the second most common complications of hypertension. Your eyes and kidneys are also affected. Heart disease kills more women in America than all the cancers combined. Lower your salt intake, your life depends on it.

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