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.
It can be hard to know whether you’re staying within recommended guidelines or blowing past them unless you know how much sodium has made its way into your food (whether it’s naturally-occurring or added).
This guest blog post was written by Saadia Noorani, UK Registered Public Health Nutritionist for WASH.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of World Salt Awareness Week which runs from 29 February to 6 March 2016.
This annual global event organized by World Action on Salt (WASH) is held to highlight the importance of reducing salt intake in all populations throughout the world.