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Break ups are hard.  But sometimes, it needs to happen in order to move on to a brighter future.  And according to the American Heart Association, it’s time to break up with our salt shaker. That’s right—it’s time to end our love affair with salt. 

Most Americans are consuming way too much sodium—and that excess can have a lasting impact on our health, including raising our risks for heart disease and stroke: our nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 health threats.  And don’t be fooled that only adults are falling victim to excess sodium. 

Our kids are also involved in this harmful relationship. 

In fact,  kids ages 2-19 eat more than 3,100 mg sodium per day, about double the amount the American Heart Association recommends. The older children get, the more calories and sodium they tend to eat.

That’s why the American Heart Association is empowering you to end your family’s love affair with salt. Check out the impact that sodium can play in your health and ways that you can reduce the sale in your diet without losing flavor.


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