Salt is a necessary mineral for each and every person. The recommended amount for an adult is 1,500 milligrams per day. According to the American Heart Association the average person gets 3,400 milligrams per day and 75% of that comes from processed foods and restaurant meals! AHA set out a challenge to all families on reducing salt from your diet within 21 days. In addition, the AHA offers lots of salty infographics that are great to share with your kids. Check it out!
December 30, 2015 8:00 am
Kick off 2016 by adopting a new habit.
In just 21 days, you can:
- Transform your taste buds
- Find (and enjoy) foods with more moderate levels of sodium
- Reduce bloating
Over the next three weeks, we will help you curb your salt habit. By choosing wisely, reading nutrition labels, watching your portions, you can start the New Year or even a new week with better eating habits. For example, learning to read and understand food labels can help you make healthier choices. We also encourage you to look for the Heart-Check mark to find products that can help you make smarter choices about the foods you eat.