The average American's salt intake is about 3,400 milligrams a day, more than twice the American Heart Association's recommended limit of 1,500 milligrams! It's important to note that little of that excess salt actually comes from the salt shaker. More than 75% of people’s salt consumption comes from eating processed or restaurant foods.
If you have high blood pressure, you really need to exercise. If finding the time to workout every day is difficult, there is good news for you! Taking four short strolls a day could be even more beneficial than a long workout!
It's no surprise that high sugar levels are linked with weight gain, or that restricting the amount of sugar in your diet leads to weight loss, but new research supports this commonly held belief -- it's not just the quantity of calories ... it's the quality.