Salt is sneaky--watch out for excess salt in your foods!
It’s true; many of us love salt. In fact, sodium is an essential nutrient! But the excess amounts we’re eating put us at risk for elevated blood pressure which means an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. As much as we might have an affinity for salt, it’s just not worth the cost to our hearts. There are plenty of other ways to enjoy tasty food with less salt. Check out our new website, heart.org/sodium, to get the 411 on sodium, including our blog, quiz, infographics, links to lower-sodium recipes and more.