Can We Use Diet to Treat High Blood Pressure? A Review of the DASH Diet


How much sodium should we be consuming? The American Heart Association recommends limiting sodium consumption to no more than 2300mg daily, but ideally trying to keep this under 1500mg. Most Americans consume roughly 3400mg. Almost universally, my patients tell me they do not add salt to their food. Adding salt isn’t the real culprit for most people! Most of our sodium intake comes from prepared and processed foods. Here is a list of the Top 25 foods that add the most sodium to your diet , according to the American Heart Association Website.(2) Some of the foods on the list, such as [...]