A low-sodium diet can reduce the risks of hypertension, cardiovascular disease and kidney damage.
The American Heart Association recommends no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium should be consumed per day
Here are the approximate amounts of sodium in a given amount of table salt:
- 1/4 teaspoon salt = 575 mg sodium
- 1/2 teaspoon salt = 1,150 mg sodium
- 3/4 teaspoon salt = 1,725 mg sodium
- 1 teaspoon salt = 2,300 mg sodium
If you are interested in lowering your sodium, this recipe for baked salmon is a good place to start. For this and other low sodium recipes you can go to –
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