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Cut Back On Salt

In this week's challenge you must cut back on salt. One step to healthy living is healthy eating which includes maintaining a low-sodium diet. Salt-sodium chloride is a major contributor to high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a leading cause of heart disease. Hypertension affects approximately one in 3 Americans. When blood pressure gets too high, damage occurs in many organs such as the heart, kidneys, brain and eyes. By adhering to a low-sodium diet, many people see their blood pressure levels decrease. A low-sodium diet can also reduce damage to internal organs.

Simple Ways To Reduce Sodium Intake
  • Cook from scartch so you know exactly what's in your food
  • Choose products that are sodium free or low in sodium
  • Make smart swaps
  • At restaurants, ask your server which foods are prepared without added salt - and order those items
  • Substitute spices, herbs, and salt-free blends for salt.
  • Avoid instant food such as pasta, rice, and cereals, which usually contain salt
  • Rinse canned foods to wash off some of the salt
  • Check labels for sodium in all its forms
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

    Suggested Reading:
    A Low Sodium Diet and How it Benefits your Health - Learn more here.
    I stopped Eating Salt For One Week. Here's What I Learned - Learn more here.
    Reducing Salt Leads To Major Health Benefits - Learn more here.

  • This challenge was closed on 9/3/2017

    2  members have accepted this challenge.
    2  members have completed this challenge.

    Congratulations to these participants for completing the challenge. 
    Hemant v. V Gandhi 
    Naresh K Chadha 

    The Weekly Health Challenge is a self-audited program designed to motivate the JCSC Wellness participants in reducing BMI on a weekly basis.

    How it works:
    1. Each week there will be a new health challenge. You can accept the challenge by accepting the pledge for each challenge. You can only accept a challenge from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

    2. At the end of the week, you can declare if you have completed the challenge. You can only mark a challenge as completed from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

    3. Every week, the participants that complete the challenge will be recognized on this page.

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