Healthy, nutritious foods keep your family strong and happy. We all know that reducing sodium helps prevent high blood pressure, but did you know that magnesium has a lot of health benefits as well?
Sodium, Magnesium, Potassium and Your Health
Health Effects of Sodium
Medical experts agree that sodium is linked to high blood pressure in America. But do you know how serious the threat is? The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that about 69% of Americans already have high blood pressure or the hypertension leading up to it. In fact, about two-thirds of Americans over the age of 65 already have high blood pressure and are battling it. Some groups, such as African Americans and the elderly are especially sensitive to salt and sodium and should be particularly careful about how much sodium they consume.
What can you do? You can start reducing your risk of high blood pressure by eating low-sodium foods, foods that are low in saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol, especially vegetables. A healthy eating plan includes whole grains, poultry, fish and nuts, and has lower amounts of fats, red meats, sweets, and sugared beverages. This diet is also high in potassium, calcium, and magnesium, which help to naturally regulate high blood pressure. The problem is that all these foods taste better with added salt! Surveys show that only one-third of Americans are concerned about the amount of sodium they eat and most Americans still use more salt and sodium than they need. It's about good taste and bad habits.
Smart Salt was developed to put you in control of your sodium intake while keeping your food tasty. With up to 60% less sodium than table salt, Smart Salt means you can make a healthy, full-flavored choice at every meal.
Potassium and Magnesium
Smart Salt means never having to compromise on taste while adding three advantages for your health. In addition to reducing sodium, Smart Salt includes 10% of your daily recommended values of potassium and magnesium per serving. People with high blood pressure are frequently deficient in these two natural and essential minerals.
First, potassium helps counteract the damaging impact of sodium on your blood pressure. Second, dietary surveys show the average American diet is deficient in the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for magnesium, an important aid to enzyme production and metabolism. Smart Salt gives you all three benefits of lower sodium, better potassium balance and added magnesium in your diet.