Reasons to Reduce Your Sodium Intake

Sodium IntakeDo you have high blood pressure? There are a wide range of variables that can cause it. Nevertheless, one of the most common causes of high blood pressure is taking in too much salt day in and day out. By cutting back on the amount of salt that you eat, you can bring your blood pressure back down to earth. This is just one of the many reasons to consider reducing your sodium intake. Here are a few others.

It decreases the chances of you developing heart disease

Every year, more than 600,000 Americans die as a direct result of heart disease. Obviously, not all  these people die from heart disease caused by their sodium intake. However, when you use too much salt everyday and your blood pressures rises because of it, it can eventually cause heart disease. Reducing your salt intake can keep your heart healthy.

It helps you avoid suffering a stroke

Almost 150,000 people die after suffering a stroke on an annual basis. There are also nearly 800,000 people who have a stroke every year. Much like heart disease, stroke can be caused by any number of things. Nonetheless, few things can spark a stroke quite like too much sodium can. If you want to avoid suffering a stroke at any point in your life, consider removing sodium from your diet.

It prevents you from doing damage to your kidneys and other organs

In order to function properly, your kidneys must maintain a very delicate balance of sodium and potassium. Too much sodium can throw this balance off and result in damage being done to your kidneys. Too much sodium can also damage other organs in your body and force them to work harder than they should have to. By taking in less sodium, you can limit the damage that it can do.

Cutting back on sodium doesn’t mean you have to cut back on seasoning your food. Benson’s Gourmet Seasonings can provide you with salt-free seasonings to satisfy your salt cravings without subjecting your body to sodium. Call us at 626-969-4443 today to hear more about how our seasonings can help you live healthier.