Hypertension Made Worse By Salt

Posted on August 22, 2010


According to recent studies reducing salt intake even more can decrease blood pressure significantly.

For example, in one study,  by reducing salt intake from 9.700 mg per day to 6,500 mg per day.

In another study,  by switching from a high salt diet of 5,700 per day to 1,150 per day.

At the same time another research found that less than 1/3 of heart failure patients  succeed in reducing their salt intake to 2,000mg per day.

What are these  salt shockers that make it difficult to reduce sodium from our diet?  Here are  a few:

  • Salsa
  • Cottage cheese
  • Dill pickles
  • Croissant
  • Kellogg’s  Raisin Bran

Here is the report