Salt is essential to our health and to much salt in our diet contributes to increase risk of high blood pressure , heart attacks and strokes.
Today will be a little test of your salty knowledge.
#1 what is the average daily sodium intake per person in the United States ?
#2 How much daily sodium does our bodies need ?
#3 The amount of sodium in 1 teaspoon of salt is ?
#4 An acceptable level of daily sodium is ?
# 5 Recommended daily sodium intake if you:
Are over age 51 ,
Are an African American
Have high blood pressure
Have chronic kidney disease
#6 Most of the salt in our diet comes from:
a ) Salt added during cooking and while eating ?
b ) processed and restaurant foods ?
#7 Canned vegetables contain more salt per serving than frozen vegetables ?
True or false
Possible answers are listed below :
true or false
a or b
4000mg of sodium /day
180 -500 mg of sodium /day
3436 mg of sodium /day
2300 mg of sodium / day
1500 mg of sodium /day
1000 mg of sodium /day
Answers tomorrow !
Have fun , Be Smart and Defeat Diabetes
David Calder, MD