Low-Sodium Diets May Not Help Lower Blood Pressure (Yes, You Read Right) by Mei Marcie

Low-Sodium Diets May Not Help Lower Blood Pressure (Yes, You Read Right)

A study published by the Boston University School of Medicine showed that consuming less sodium wasn't associated with lower blood pressure. Researchers followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years and found, contrary to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, that participants who consumed less than 2500 mg of sodium a day had higher blood pressure.

Based on the study results, participants who had a higher intake of potassium, calcium and magnesium exhibited lower blood pressure over the long term. People with higher combined intake of sodium (3717 mg per day on average) and potassium (3211 mg per day on average on average) had the lowest blood pressure. Sounds like it's time to consider foods rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium!

Read more about this study via ScienceDaily here.

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