I agree with you Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English), United States, our average sodium intake should be one thousand 500 milligrams per day; However, there are foods with sodium that could damage our health by eating them in excess.
Natural or processed foods have a sodium content among their ingredients and, very often, we consume them automatically, without checking labels, a habit that you must change if you want to improve your health.
According to CDC studies and Mayo Clinic , our body needs a small amount of sodium to function properly, that is, to maintain the balance of body fluids, transmit nerve impulses and influence the relaxation of muscles.
However, excess detonates problems in blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease, stroke and gastresofágico cancer. To achieve a balanced diet low in sodium, check the recommendations in the following video:
The specialists of Mayo Clinic they recommend you visit a nutritionist to prescribe the amount of sodium you need, as well as give you a list of foods rich in sodium. And you, how much sodium do you consume per day?
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