Are You a Sodium Sleuth?

If you are keeping a close check on your intake of sodium in your diet. A study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and it was found that more than 50 percent adults of Columbia and Puerto Rico are trying to reduce consumption of sodium. The Scientific Report of the Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee states that reduction of consumption of sodium in your diet can help you to prevent high blood pressure.

The American adults consume more than 3,500-milligram sodium every day and the limit that is recommended for daily consumption is 2,300 mg. It is more than double of 1,500 mg who are at a more risk of high blood pressure that should be consumed. If you are more than 51 years, people can have more diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease. Some of the source of sodium in the diet plan of Americans is dairy foods, salad dressings, mixed dishes and fresh juice of fruit.

Some of the mixed dishes include pizza, soups, burgers and seasonal grain dishes. When you shop for food, you should check the nutritional facts to find the content of sodium in it per servings and compare it other brands of mixed dishes. Here we have specified how you can replace the content of sodium in various dishes:
•    McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with cheese that had 1,110 mg sodium can be replaced by McDonald Hamburger that has 440 mg sodium. 
•    You can replace the Pizza Hut’s Meat Lover’s pizza (1,010 mg sodium) with that of Veggie Lover’s Pizza (590 mg). 



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