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AHA President Says: The Science is Clear on Sodium Reduction

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AHA President Says: The Science is Clear on Sodium Reduction

Check this out! In a new video, the President of the AHA, Dr. Mark Creager, explains that the science behind sodium reduction is clear. He says that robust evidence has linked excess sodium intake with high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. And, he points out that you can do something about it: join AHA’s efforts to demand change in the amounts of sodium in our food supply.

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Watch the video and learn how to get involved!

“Nearly 80 percent of the sodium we eat comes from processed, prepackaged, and restaurant foods” says AHA president Dr. Mark Creager. The video shows the 6 foods that contribute the most salt to the American diet: breads & rolls, cold cuts and cured meats, pizza, poultry, soup, and sandwiches.

Unfortunately, Americans eat way more sodium than the AHA recommends. But, we can do something about it! We know that more than half of Americans want more choice and control over the sodium content in their food. As Dr. Creager points out: “you deserve the right to choose how much sodium is in your food, so you can lead a healthier life.”

How can you make sure your voice is heard?

  1. Join our growing community!
  2. Take action and tell Kraft to lower the sodium in their products now,
  3. Get helpful tips, and
  4. Break Up with Salt today.

And while you’re at it, share this video with your friends!

How are you letting your voice be heard about sodium reduction? Leave us a comment and let us know!