This week until Friday the Globe and Mail is running a series on sodium in our diets. The average person needs about 1500 mg daily. Our average intake? More like 3600. Like sugar, this shit is in everything — even Cheerios. Check out the Salt-O-Meter to find out where this crap lurks.
A harsh lesson about processed foods for younger people who are now suffering hypertension, even in their teens.
Saturday the 20th: Hypertension at age 14 (full article and video)
The taste of things to come
Monday 22nd: Hunting for the “salt gene” and ethnic disparities in sodium tolerance
Check it out all week and find out how to say Na+ Na+ Na+ Na+, Na+ Na+ Na+ Na+, hey hey hey, good bye.