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How does cutting back on salt benefit my heart health?

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Lowering the amount of salt you eat can help lower the amount of fluid your body holds onto. This lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to do its work.

From: Heart-Healthy Diet and Exercise WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Medical Association: "Preventing Heart Disease: Making Lifestyle Changes."  National Institutes of Health: "The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure." National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Aim for a Healthy Weight: Key Recommendations;" "Your Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease;" and "Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure."


Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 08, 2017

SOURCES: American Medical Association: "Preventing Heart Disease: Making Lifestyle Changes."  National Institutes of Health: "The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure." National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Aim for a Healthy Weight: Key Recommendations;" "Your Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease;" and "Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure."


Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 08, 2017

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