Avoid Salt and Reduce Your Blood Pressure

Look beyond the saltshaker to reduce your sodium intake and lower your blood pressure — most added salt comes from processed foods.

Salt Shaker
Home-cooked food accounts for only about 11 percent of the salt most of us consume in a single day. Instead, the bulk of the salt we eat — anywhere from 75 percent to 80 percent — is added to processed foods.
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