Wednesday, June 10, 2009
S A L T - the silent killer
Table salt is the major factor that cause hypertension, a cardiovascular disease, the "world's number one cause of death." Most people now have an idea that too much salt is bad. Most people also don't realize that most of the salt that you eat comes not in the shaker on the table but from the processed food that we are eating. It contains more salt than we are designed to eat. When it comes to lowering salt intake, simple unprocessed foods are the key like fruits and vegetables, water, unsalted meats. Try to get used to the real taste of food without salt. Hypertension is a silent killer. You can reduce your risk of becoming a victim by reducing your salt intake. Get your blood pressure checked regularly and if it is high, consult your doctor and get it treated.