What’s bad about sodium?
Too much sodium in your system causes your body to retain (hold onto) water. This puts an extra burden on your heart and blood vessels. In some people, this may lead to or raise high blood pressure. Having less sodium in your diet may help you lower or avoid high blood pressure. People with high blood pressure are more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke.
How much sodium do I need?
Most people eat too much sodium, often without knowing it. One teaspoon of salt contains about 2,300 mg of sodium. • The average American eats about 3,400 mg of sodium a day. • All Americans should reduce the amount of sodium in their diet to less than 1,500 mg a day. • Your doctor may tell you to cut salt out completely
How much sodium is in salt? 40%
Table salt is a combination of two minerals – sodium and chloride. By weight, table salt is approximately 40% sodium and 60% chloride. About 90% of Americans’ sodium intake comes from sodium chloride. Learn all about the approximate amounts of sodium, in milligrams, in a given amount of table salt.
How much sodium is in Smrt Bake... less than 3%
Where does most of the sodium we consume in our food come from?
The biggest contributor to our sodium consumption is not the salt shaker. More than 75 percent of the sodium we eat comes from sodium added to processed foods. Restaurant foods are another source of sodium. This makes it hard for people to choose foods with less sodium and to limit how much sodium they are eating because it is already added to their food before they buy it.