Hypertension

Hypertension is blood pressure measured at 140/90 mmHg or higher. Hypertension affects more than one in five people, and it is estimated that approximately 30% of cases can be attributed to excessive sodium intake. The daily requirement for sodium for adults is 1500mg per day. Most people consume more than double the requirement.

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The biggest culprit of sodium in our diets comes from processed foods like deli meats, pizza, canned soups, etc. Visit Dietitians of Canada - Food Sources of Sodium to see the sodium content of some common foods.

Hypertension