Heart &
Vascular

Break up with Salt

Americans consume more than double the recommended daily amount of sodium, and this is putting us at greater risk for heart disease and stroke. 

Lake Health and the American Heart Association (AHA) are committed to encouraging sodium reduction efforts as part of a healthy lifestyle. For optimal heart health, we recommend you limit sodium consumption to 1,500 milligrams per day. That amount is associated with a significant reduction in blood pressure, which is a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Most Americans eat more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day, so even reducing intake to 2,400 milligrams a day is a great start.

Take the pledge now and promise to reduce the amount of sodium in your diet, and watch below for simple tips to help you lower your sodium intake!