While there may be a general perception about the negative effects of excess sodium there is very little understanding of the disastrous implications: for example, high blood pressure (which is directly linked to high sodium levels) contributes to over 200,000 female deaths each year in the US – that’s almost 5 times the 42000 deaths caused by breast cancer!
This infographic informs why excess salt in our diets must be controlled if we are to lead healthy lives. Critically, children’s diets, too, must be monitored, or they will become sitting targets for high blood pressure later.
Effects of Excess Sodium:
Infographic by – American Heart Association