Features January 2014 Issue

Overpower Heart Failure by Deciding to DASH

Overpower Heart Failure by Deciding to DASH

Evidence of a sodium-restricted dietís positive impact on heart health grows, fueling dietary change as a key in managing heart disease.

Salt is synonymous with seasoning the blandest food, yet this relied-on flavoring can also deliver a negative punch to your body. When ingesting extra sodium, your kidneys signal the body to hold on to more water. As a result, this extra stored water raises your blood pressure and strains the kidneys, arteries, heart and brain.

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