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10 Foods that Contribute to a High Sodium Diet

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By Laura Ann Horwitz, CSUN DPD* Student

This is the first of a four part series of articles on Sodium, one of the essential micronutrients needed by our body for proper functioning and development.1  Why should you care about how much sodium is in your diet?  Consuming too much sodium increases your risk of high blood pressure, putting you in danger of experiencing heart disease or having a heart attack or stroke.1 Recommended daily guidelines of sodium consumption for Americans are less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) every day.2  Each of the articles in this series will focus on different aspects of sodium in your diet, and how making small, healthy changes in the amounts you consume will improve your overall health. Continue reading