High salt intake may raise your blood pressure. Salt is made up of two chemicals: sodium and chloride. Sodium is important to your body’s health. It helps muscles and nerves work properly. It also helps keep the body’s fluid level balanced. But studies show that too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure.

Most US adults consume too much salt. On average, they eat about 3500 mg of sodium every day. A teaspoon of table salt has about 2300 mg of sodium.

Eating less salt can lower your blood pressure. Experts say that people with high blood pressure should eat less than 1500 mg of sodium per day. Find ways to avoid salty foods and stop adding salt to food.

Lower the salt you eat today to keep high blood pressure at bay!