Just How Much Salt do You Need Anyway? And How much should You Use?
Why are we even talking about Salt?
If you followed my last post I wrote about how lowering salt is helpful when you have hypertension, or want to reduce Salt for general Health reasons…
Not just to lower High Blood Pressure/ Hypertension.
But, I believe the more one has a clear understanding of what they want to achieve or desire, with clarity about what their goal is, and the steps they need to take to get what they want or more of, the better chance of achieving what they desire….
In this case, the desire is health, to lower Blood pressure, to avoid Hypertension …
I will try to make it as clear as possible, while giving you clear and specific measures of the amounts of Salt intake that are safer and are a step in a good direction for your total health & Well-being, as well as elevated Blood Pressure/Hypertension.
Be aware that if you already have Hypertension, too much Sodium can exasperate your problem.
Even though it is fairly well known not to add Salt for example, to already made/prepared meals, still many Americans unfortunately do!
How much salt do need anyhow?
Specifically, you only need about 5,oo mg per day.
Most Americans consume way over that amount.
How much is the current American using ?
Currently most Americans ingest as much as, at least 7,ooo mg per day!
This does not help Hypertension, needless to say & to put it bluntly.
However there are some ways of coping with this situation, but a basic practice would be to reduce the salt intake, to meet or come close to the guideline above.
This process does require time and patience, it does not happen overnight, but with time and practice, it will make a difference in your Health.
Do this practice gradually, and you will have success…
I will sign off now, and be back soon with tips on how to highlight the flavor of food Naturally…