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Sodium and Salt

I have recently noticed that whenever I go out to eat I wake up numerous times during the night for water. And for good reason. The average restaurant meal can have 6-8 grams of sodium!

The recommended daily amount is 2.3 grams per day and even less in certain populations ie older people and people with hypertension. High amounts of sodium are also found in packaged foods in anything from hotdogs to bread.

Himalayan . . . Iodinated . . . Sea Salt . . .

No matter what kind – salt can contribute to hypertension, heart disease and strokes. In fact studies have found that reducing sodium by 400mg can avert up to 28,000 deaths per year!

So take some steps to manage your salt intake. Limit eating out, limit processed food and replace salt with herbs and spices when cooking.

Here’s to a happy and healthy you!

Dr. Adrienne Youdim

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