Sodium and Health
The body needs a small amount of sodium to function, but most Americans consume too much sodium. High sodium consumption can raise blood pressure, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. While sodium has many forms, most sodium we consume is from salt.
Sodium intake recommendations and sources of sodium.
Tips for reducing sodium intake at the store, at home and dining out.
Impact of sodium and potassium intake on high blood pressure and risk for heart disease.
Science supporting sodium reduction and sodium intake recommendations.