Salt and High Blood Pressure

What is the connection between Sodium and High Blood Pressure?

I’ve badly neglected sodium on NutritionFacts.org, but that’s all going to change. I have about a dozen salt videos queued up that dive deep into the existing controversies. It’s such an enormous topic that it was a bit intimidating at first. There are more than 8,000 articles on the topic in the medical literature, but that’s what you have me for!

The Kempner Rice Diet

For more on Kempner and his rice diet, see:

Canned foods are infamous for their sodium content, but there are no-salt varieties (Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?). Cutting down on sodium is one of the ways we could be Improving on the Mediterranean Diet. Beyond heart health it could also help our kidneys (How to Treat Kidney Stones with Diet). But if you cut down on salt, won’t everything taste like cardboard? See Changing Our Taste Buds.

More on hypertension in How to Prevent High Blood Pressure with Diet and How to Treat High Blood Pressure with Diet. What if you already eat healthy and still can’t get your pressures down? Try adding hibiscus tea (Hibiscus Tea vs. Plant-Based Diets for Hypertension) and ground flax seeds (Flax Seeds for Hypertension) to your diet. And make sure you’re exercising regularly (Longer Life Within Walking Distance).

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