Salt is simply everywhere, from frozen dinners to canned soup, and fast food to fine dining fare.
Heart Failure Society of America
Even if you never touch the salt shaker while cooking or sitting down to eat, you may still be consuming a high salt intake that might work against you if you have heart disease. For anyone, following a low-sodium diet can be a challenge.
Many health conditions – most notably high blood pressure or heart failure – call for reducing your daily consumption of sodium, the main ingredient in salt. If you’ve recently suffered a heart attack or been diagnosed with heart failure, your doctor likely wants you to reduce your sodium intake because heart failure causes the body to retain sodium. Extra sodium can cause fluid to build up in your body, and extra fluid makes your heart work harder – not a good thing for a muscle already under strain. Read More