Why I joined #BreakUpwithSalt
I was honored to be asked to join the American Heart Association's #BreakUpwithSalt team. Here is an excerpt of my post:
This December I’ll be 42. That puts me at t-minus five years until I am as old as my mom was when she died. FIVE YEARS. No one does know how long, but most of us do want to live to be little old ladies and men. One thing I am trying to get a hold of is my health. My mom died of diabetes and my dad, thankfully still with us, is battling high blood pressure and heart disease. So yeah, I have a lot of work cut out for me.Head over to the AHA's site to read more of my reasoning and to find resources on how you can also #BreakupwithSalt.
In terms of the high blood pressure, I know that increased sodium in one’s diet is the major cause of that. But I had forgotten WHY this is such a bad thing to do to one’s body.
Disclaimer: I was compensated for writing my post on the AHA.