Low Salt Diet Makes for Healthier Teenagers

American Heart Association stated that teenagers must reduce their daily salt consumption to 1,500 millgrams to avoid the likelihood of heart problems as adults.
The American Heart Association recommends that a 3,000 milligram reduction in sodium in the diet of teenagers can lower the risk of heart problems like hypertension as well as other coronary heart disease conditions by 30 to 43 per cent upon reaching adulthood.
High blood pressure or hypertension is a chronic medical condition whereby the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated.
The condition can lead to serious heart problems, including heart attacks and stroke . It is also the leading cause of chronic kidney failure.
At present, teenagers have more than 3,800 milligrams of sodium in their food. Researchers stated that processed foods have too much salt.
One bag of cheese-flavoured corn chips has 310 milligrams of salt, with pizza having even more.

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