Excessive salt causes fluid to build up in the blood vessels and gets in the way of the kidneys elimination process. This in turn causes an increase in blood volume passing through your artery walls therefore increasing blood pressure. Now if you have a salt sensitivity this drastically increases your blood pressure levels. Imagine if you were to minimize the amount of salt in your diet. Can you imagine how better your blood pressure and health would be?
However, in North America your fast food diet is convenient, inexpensive and well promoted. It's no wonder that over 70 million people in the USA alone have hypertension. In this fast paced world with amazing technology, you are clued to a computer on a daily basis, driving back and forth to work or putting in overtime is there a chance you would make your own healthy lunch after you got home to spend time with your children?
Chances are your blood pressure is a little on the higher side. So what do you? The decision may be a simple choice each day to eat something different that has low amounts of sodium in it. Perhaps you eat an apple instead of a bag of chips or you hold back from putting and salt on your popcorn. Listen a "Big Mac" alone contains 1200mg of sodium! I know it's easy if you are always on the go. I've been there. Most dietitians and hypertension experts recommend less than 2400mg of salt daily to help lower or prevent hypertension.
Listen a "Big Mac" alone contains 1200mg of sodium! Well there you have it. What is your blood pressure and what are you doing about your salt intake? Sometimes making the smallest changes to your eating pattern can lower your hypertension. Most people diagnosed with hypertension nearly always have to take medication; however, if you make a few small changes to your eating pattern you can avoid these blood pressure drugs.
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