Sodium is an important mineral that plays a vital role in maintaining your health and well-being. Its excess quantity, however, may lead to numerous health problems such as high blood pressure, heart stroke, congestive heart failure, blindness and kidney problems. About 75% of sodium comes from processed foods. Canned vegetables have more salt than frozen or freshly prepared vegetables. Make sure that you look for the sodium content while reading the “nutrition facts” panel on canned or processed foods. Foods that contain less than 140 mg of sodium are low in salt.
Table salt is not the only form of sodium we consume, but there are other forms of sodium in food such as food additives like sodium benzoate and sodium nitrate, and baking soda. On average, adults consume more than 3,000 mg of sodium per day. The maximum recommended sodium intake for healthy adults is 2,200 mg per day (one teaspoon of salt).
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