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.

BlackAmericaWeb: How Well Do You Brush Your Teeth?

How well do you brush your teeth? Do you…

  • Use soft bristle tooth brush (and change it at least every 3 months or when bristles go haywire)
  • Use a toothpaste with fluoride
  • Brush your teeth twice a day, one of those being prior to bed
  • Brush all teeth surfaces (even the ones you can’t see) with adequate friction and in a circular motion
  • Brush your gums, tongue and inner cheeks during oral care
  • Dental floss at least once a day