March 22. Article in the Capital News regarding the Myths of sodium written by a local Interior Health dietician. Stating facts like, most Canadians consume 3,400mg of sodium but only need 1,500mg the Myths of sodium, the component of salt that helps regulate our bodies balance are busted. 75% of the sodium is coming from the packaged and processed foods we eat! Even our kids are ingesting too much sodium! Excess of sodium can lead to long term health problems like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and high blood pressure. Choosing low sodium alternatives, like fruits and veggies, can help bring the overall sodium consumption down.
If you are looking for more information on your sodium intake, visit the website:
In the interim, start reading labels so you know how much sodium is passing your lips!
Your health is worth it!
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