5. Cut Out the Salt

Consuming too much salt raises your blood pressure. Make sure you check the label on ready-made foods for high salt levels. If it has more than 1.5 grams of salt or 0.6 grams of sodium per 100 grams, then it is too much. Adults need about one teaspoon of salt per day, which equals six grams total. Avoid using any extra salt at the dinner table to maintain your blood pressure. After all, high blood pressure can increase your chances of heart disease.

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