Sodium and Your Health
Sodium is a necessary mineral that maintains the balance of fluids in your body, helps send nerve impulses, and affects muscle function. However, when you have too much sodium, it can lead to issues like high blood pressure. LEARN MORE
How Much Do We Actually Need?
The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day and an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 mg per day for most adults. To put that into perspective, just one teaspoon of salt equals 2,300 milligrams of sodium. GET THE FACTS
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.