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More fruits and veggies! Less sodium!

More fruits and veggies!  Less sodium!

Too much sodium is bad for your heart and overall health.  Processed and restaurant foods are where we consume must of our sodium.  Too much sodium increases blood pressure and the risk of stroke and heart attack.  Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in the United States.  This article from http://www.cdc.gov/salt/ tells us the dietary guidelines for adults should be no more than 2,300 mg of sodium a day.  If you fall into the following category you should consume no more than 1,500 mg of sodium a day.

  • Over 51 years of age
  • You are African American
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You have diabetes
  • You have chronic kidney disease

Proven fact – Reducing your sodium intake can help prevent, or control high blood pressure.  If you want to kick the salt or have tried and have not succeeded let the expert physicians of dominion internal medicine help.  Call us today @ 540-878-5408 to schedule an appointment or visit us at www.dominioninternalmedicine.com .  Most insurances accepted!  New patients welcome!

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