Eating less sodium can help lower blood pressure in some people, reducing their risk of heart disease. While sodium is something we need in our diets, most of us eat too much of it. Some of the sodium we eat comes from salt we add to our food or from processed foods we buy from the grocery store. The American Heart Association recommends consuming less than 1500 mg of sodium each day.
Often wonder what the top and the bottom blood pressure numbers mean? Doctors call them systolic (the top number) and diastolic (the bottom number) blood pressure.
Knowing both your systolic and diastolic blood pressure numbers is important and could save your life.