Posted August 15, 2008
With my job, I find that my blood pressure often gets out of control (stress, anyone?). But, I've found that if I am taking in more salt (or sodium) than usual, it's even worse. If your pressure tends to rise when in stressful situations, make sure to reduce your sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg a day. And stay away from processed foods which are loaded with sodium. When I monitor my intake, I find that I instantly feel better.