You are what you eat? Perhaps. Your overall eating pattern can affect your chances of getting high blood pressure. Our bodies need salt or chemically know as sodium chloride but too much of it can be harmful. Most of us use more salt than we need. Using less sodium is important to keeping blood pressure in a normal range. Most people living in the United States consume between 3,000-5,000 mg sodium per day.
Written by: Alan Lee, RD, CDE – TOUCH Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, posted October 30, 2019