News for Healthier Living

Health Tip: Eat Less Salt

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone needs some salt to help maintain the body's balance of fluids. But too much salt may cause you to retain fluids and raise your blood pressure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

About 75 percent of the salt you consume is from processed foods, the FDA says.

The agency offers these tips to lower salt intake:

  • Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Eat foods that are rich in potassium, including leafy green veggies and bananas. Potassium can help lessen the effects of sodium on blood pressure.
  • Season food with herbs and spices, instead of salt.
  • Opt for unsalted snacks.
  • Read food labels and select foods low in sodium.

February 20, 2019
Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved.


March 24 2019

March 23 2019

March 22 2019

March 21 2019

March 20 2019

March 19 2019

March 18 2019

March 15 2019

March 14 2019

March 13 2019

March 12 2019

March 11 2019

Patient Portal Access


Copyright HealthBanks, Inc. All rights reserved. | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy