Did you make a new years resolution to improve your health back in January?
Did you plan on working out, get regular massages and eat right.
If you said yes I have some breaking news to share with you......
I was reading an article last week and here is what I found out.......
According to the Centers for Disease Control, you get almost one-third of your sodium from breads or bread products, chicken and chicken dishes, pizza, egg dishes, and pasta dishes.This is partly because these foods contain added salt and partly because your eat them so often.
Now add your guilty treats: potato chips, popcorn, hot dogs, pizza, pickles, and list goes on because there are plenty of high-sodium foods you probably aren't aware of, like sweets.
If that is not enough here is the kicker...
Up to 80% of the salt in your food was put there by someone other than you.
Why should this matter to you?
Your body needs a little bit of the sodium in salt to contract muscles, send nerve impulses, and maintain a healthy balance of fluids.
But too much is very BAD for you.
Here is why....
Sodium can increase blood pressure, make the heart work harder, thicken and stiffen blood vessels, and more. Higher salt and sodium consumption have been linked to increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
Don't freak out..!!!
...I have some tips to help you. I use them and they help cut back on my sodium intake and and help me feel less guilty when I grab that big bag of chips while sitting at home watching a movie.
How can you avoid these hidden salt mines and save you heart?
Read food labels carefully: Look at both the amount of sodium per serving and the recommended daily sodium allowance percentage.
Shop for products labeled "salt free," or "no salt added," or "low-sodium."
Avoid condiments such as soy sauce, ketchup, teriyaki sauce, and salad dressings, which tend to be loaded with salt.
Another good strategy is to limit your use of prepared and processed foods, which tend to be made with a lot of salt.
Adding more fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables to your diet can also lower sodium and increase potassium.
Restaurant foods are often loaded with salt. Many restaurants now offer low-sodium choices.
If your food is being made to order, don't hesitate to ask that it be made without salt.
Drink Lots of clear pure water and exercise.
Hope this helps
Thank for reading and remember to book you massage appointment this today because when you leave it for too long the , stress , aches and pain only gets worse.
To your health,