Changing how and what we eat is one way to help keep our heart healthy
Canadians are still eating more than the recommended daily amount of salt. This is important because salt can raise blood pressure and put a person at higher risk for a stroke or heart attack.
However, we do need some salt each day, and table salt (not the salt in processed foods) contains iodine, which is important for the healthy growth of our body and brain.
Health Canada recommends no more 2,300 mg of sodium daily, which is no more than a teaspoon of salt each day.
Week 2: A Tip a Day to Help Reduce Salt in Your Diet
When possible prepare your own meals – most of the salt we get in our diet comes from packaged foods and fast food.
Use the online salt calculator from Big Life to see how much salt you are eating each day