|CUT DOWN ON SALT!
Most people consume 4,000–6,000
milligrams of sodium daily - two to three
times more than they should. According
to the National Institutes of Health and
the American Heart Association, adults
up to the age of 50 should eat no more
than 2,300 milligrams of sodium (the
amount in 1 teaspoon of salt) each day.
That amount should be even lower
-1,500 milligrams, or those older than
50, African-Americans, and those with
high blood pressure. People with a
history of heart failure should be even
"Sodium: Are You getting too Much?" -
The Mayo Clinic