Almost all salts, no matter if they are naturally made or regular table salt, have the same effect on blood pressure. This is because all kinds of salts have the same amount of sodium in them. Sodium is the part of salt that can affect blood pressure.
Some people think that natural salts such as sea salt or Himalayan salt are better for your blood pressure than regular table salt. Studies show that this is not true. These salts may contain traces of other minerals such as calcium, magnesium, or iron. But no matter what type you consume, you get the same amount of sodium in your salt.
Most US adults consume too much salt. On average, Americans eat about 3500 mg of sodium every day. A teaspoon of table salt has about 2300 mg of sodium. Experts say that people with high blood pressure should eat less than 1500 mg of sodium per day.
Eating less salt can lower your blood pressure. This is especially true if you are someone whose blood pressure is sensitive to salt. Find ways to avoid salty foods and stop adding salt to food.
- Eat fresh instead of processed or ready-made foods
- Try replacing regular salt with special low sodium sea salt and some potassium-based salt products
- Stop salting your food
Lower the salt you eat today to keep high blood pressure at bay!