sodium in the diet can prevent high blood pressure in those at risk for the
disease and can help control high blood pressure. Limiting sodium is part of a heart-healthy eating plan that can help prevent heart disease and stroke.
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Try to eat less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day.
If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease, if you are African-American, or if you are older than age 50, try to limit the amount of sodium you eat to less than 1,500 mg a day.1