Too much sodium can affect fluid balance and increase blood pressure — putting you at risk of heart disease. How much salt should you really be eating?
Experts recommend no more than 2,300 mg of sodium a day, but most Americans average of about 3,400 milligrams. Learn about how salt may be hidden in your food, even in foods that don’t taste salty.
Eating a meal that’s high in sodium at dinnertime can contribute to sleep disturbances, in part due to an increase in blood pressure and fluid retention. The result may be restless sleep, frequent awakenings and not feeling rested in the morning.
Bacon may be a favorite breakfast food, but too much also comes with some significant health risks.
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