Don’t be Salty: You can lower your BP with these 5 tips!

Even the smallest reduction in salt (aka sodium) intake can reduce your blood pressure by 2 to 8 mm Hg. The goal is to limit sodium to 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less. A lower sodium level of 1,500 mg a day or less is even better for people 51 years of age or older, and individuals of any age who are African-American or who have high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. Try these 5 tips to get to your heart healthy blood pressure without being salty about it.