So Long Sodium

salt

You can have over two thousand milligrams of this substance each day and still be within a healthy guideline. Yet, most Americans double that. Just a simple reduction could mean fewer deaths from strokes, heart attacks, and high blood pressure.

I’m talking about salt. Besides sprinkling it on foods or using it while cooking, you often consume huge amounts of it unknowingly in processed foods and restaurant meals.

According to an international study, consuming fifteen percent less salt prevents three times as many deaths as a twenty percent decrease in smoking.

Another study concludes that cutting daily salt intake could reduce strokes by nearly twenty-five percent, plus cut cardiovascular disease.

Salt may add flavor to your foods, but it can subtract years from your life. Consider shunning the shaker yourself.

You can read additional blogs by Dr. Larimore on this topic here. Just scroll down the home page to find and click on the article in which you’re interested. In addition, you can see Dr. Walt’s twice-daily devotional, Morning Glory, Evening Grace, here. Last, but not least, limited numbers of autographed copies of Dr. Walt’s books are available here.

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