How Much Sodium Is Too Much?

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How Much Sodium Is Too Much?

 

The Healthy Geezer answers questions about health and aging in his weekly column.

Question: I’ve noticed thatِ food labels list sodium content, butِ the numbers meanِ nothing toِ me.
If youِ haveِ high blood pressure, yourِ doctor mayِ advise limiting yourselfِ toِ 1,500 mg ofِ sodium a day.
Reducing theِ amount ofِ sodium youِ consume canِ help lowerِ blood pressure orِ prevent itِ fromِ developing.

All rights reserved © 2012 by Fred Cicetti

Fred Cicetti isِ a contributing writer forِ Live Science whoِ specializes inِ health.
He hasِ beenِ writing professionally sinceِ 1963.
Before heِ began freelancing, heِ was a reporter, rewriteman andِ columnist forِ three daily newspapers inِ New Jersey: The Newark News, Newark Star-Ledger andِ Morristown Record.