Thursday, November 8, 2007

Cutting Back On Sodium Is Good For High Blood Pressure – Don’t Cut Back On The Good Stuff At The Same Time Though

It is a generally accepted medical fact that by adjusting the nutrients in your diet (such as sodium etc) that you can actually positively influence incidences of high blood pressure.

Organisations throughout the world recently have been issuing guidelines about reducing levels of salt in our diet and it appears that the general target has been to try and cut in half our daily sodium intake from 3,500 milligrams per day to between 1,200 and 2,300 mg a day.

The danger with this is that in our enthusiasm to cut back on our sodium which has a detrimental effect on high blood pressure, as a side effect we cut back on other nutrients such as magnesium, calcium and potassium which actually have a more beneficial effect on our blood pressure.

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