How to reduce sodium
We have been told many times that it is healthy to reduce sodium intake.
Too much sodium in the body is bad because:
- It affects more water retention in the body
- Which puts more pressure on the heart and blood vessels to function
- May cause high blood pressure
Most people eat more sodium than they should, often without knowing it
Tips on reducing sodium
- Use the Nutrition Facts label to check the amount of sodium in foods. Try to choose products with 5% Daily Value (DV) or less. A sodium content of 20% DV or more is high.