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13 June 2005

Cutting down on salt

If you're trying to reduce your salt consumption to control your blood pressure, you'll have to do more than just keep the saltshaker off the table.

If you're trying to reduce your salt consumption to control your blood pressure, you'll have to do more than just keep the saltshaker off the table.

Controlling blood pressure
The result can be higher blood pressure in people with hypertension.

Examples of high salt foods
For example, canned soup can have nearly 1,000 milligrams of salt in a one-cup serving. Dietary guidelines say you shouldn't consume more than 2,400 milligrams of salt a day.

 
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