Cutting teen salt could save future health costs – The Chart – CNN.com Blogs

How much sodium do you eat each day?  The ADA says that by reducing the amount to 1200 milligrams of sodium a day could lead to a 68% decrease in the # of teens with high blood pressure.  High blood pressure is a contributing factor to obesity and puts you at a greater risk for heart disease and other health problems.  

Daily challenge: Count how much sodium you eat today!  Most people look at carbs, fat, protein, fiber and calories.  Here is a new number to look at.  Try to keep it below 1200.

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