Many Americans consume too much sodium, which spells trouble for cardiovascular health. An excessive intake of sodium can contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease. Unfortunately, even if you avoid the salt shaker on the dinner table, you could be consuming too much salt in some surprising ways. In particular, processed foods and restaurant meals contain a hefty dose of salt. Frozen meals, pizza, marinara sauce, bread, and even cheese are also high in sodium.
Watch this clever video presented by the American Heart Association to learn more about the shocking ways salt can sneak up on you. Salt, as personified by the character in this video, can hide in your pantry and in your restaurant meals.
Residents throughout Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, and North Port are encouraged to explore the health and wellness classes available at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. If you have any questions about our cardiac care services, call our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (888) 685-1599.