Thursday, March 3, 2011

Salt Intake Guidelines

Salt has been a household item for many years. Recently new federal guidelines were released on how much salt Americans should intake. The major aspect is for the average individual to consume less than 2,300 mg and if you are 51 or older 1,500 mg. To put this into perspective, a 6 inch sub at subway can have around 1,200mg of sodium. Following these guidelines requires a keen eye and knowledge of what you are eating. Prepackaged food generally consists of a high salt content without adding table salt. My suggestion, watch what you are eating and eat healthy foods in moderation. Don't look at these guidelines as an impossible; however, realize your salt intake and attempt to lower it. This week feel free to posts questions or comments. How do you feel about these new changes?

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William Milhizer, DPT, PT

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