Sodium facts are easily accessible on the internet but rarely shared among the general public. Basically knowledge about the pros and cons of sodium is essential for our health. People are increasingly concerned with how much sodium can be found in common food such as bacon, big mac and salt. We created an infographic from publically available data sources to help you easily digest information about sodium.
Excess sodium in our bloodstream will lead to our body to hold onto water in order to dilute the sodium, which leads to increased blood volume and more work on our heart and blood vessels. Health consequences include high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke, and it may be bad for our bones too.
About 67% of Americans have high blood pressure, according to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). More than 800,000 people die each year from heart disease, stroke and other vascular diseases, costing the nation $273 billion health care dollars in 2010. Stay healthy by adopting a low sodium diet and cut back on salt.
We hope to bring interesting facts about sodium to you in a visual format that is easy to understand and hard to forget, so you and your loved ones can be more aware of the health impacts of sodium consumption.