Why We Need Salt…in our diet.

There are many American’s that have hypertension, or high blood pressure. Eating less salt can help reduce your high blood pressure. But now there are many of us that are not getting enough salt in our everyday diets.

According to the American Heart Association, the ideal limit of salt per day is 1,500 milligrams. For some people, too much salt can hurt our kidneys and make us retain water, which causes bloating, and increases blood pressure.

Reducing our salt intake could even be dangerous. It can cause headaches, confusion, fatigue, and muscle cramps.

Sodium is an electrolyte, it helps regulate the water around our cells. Sodium plays a key part in maintaining a healthy blood pressure.

Drinking too much water, can also reduce the amount of salt in your diet. If you have high blood pressure, make sure that you are checking these simple facts to ensure that you are getting enough salt in your diet.

….remember to make a memory every day, and don’t apologize for who you are…Rebecca