Salt: The tasty killer

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Salt: The tasty killer

Too much sodium can lead to heart failure – even for 30-year-olds
Joe Lederhos exercises at Exempla Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge to recover after an incident of heart failure. He reads labels and skips salty foods now because one high-salt meal can send him back into the hospital.
Surprisingly high-salt foods

The Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Food and Drug Administration have highlighted numerous high-salt foods, which is identified in stores as “sodium” on the package nutrition information. Normal consumption should be 2,000 to 2,300

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Salt: The tasty killer

Joe Lederhos exercises at Exempla Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge to recover after an incident of heart failure. He reads labels and skips salty foods now because one high-salt meal can send him back into the hospital.
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