We love the taste of salt, but did you know most adults today consume around twice the recommended daily limit* of salt and sodium? When salt intake is too high, the kidneys cannot keep up and salt goes into the bloodstream, where it draws more water into the blood. That increases the volume of blood and raises blood pressure.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is dangerous because it makes the heart work too hard and contributes to hardening of the arteries. It increases the risk of heart disease and stroke and can cause congestive heart failure, kidney disease, and blindness. Lower-sodium diets can keep blood pressure from rising and can help blood pressure medicines work better.
How True Citrus Can Help Lower Your Sodium Intake
True Lemon, True Lime, and True Orange are the only lemon, lime, and orange products on the market today that have no salt and contain only simple & clean ingredients.
Adding True Citrus products to water is a great alternative to soda and artificially sweetened drinks that often contain sodium. In fact, experts say that 75% of the salt eaten by Americans comes from such processed foods.
Try a sprinkle of great tasting True Lemon to wake up food flavors instead of salt. Its great on meat, vegetables, even popcorn!
Of course, preventing high blood pressure is not just about salt. Maintaining a healthy weight, being active, eating healthy fresh foods and only consuming alcohol in moderation are also key. But next time, try reaching for the pepper or True Lemon and leave excess salt behind. And while you're at it, check out our 100% salt-free spice blends: True Lemon Pepper, True Lime Garlic & Cilantro, and True Orange Ginger.
*According to the American Heart Association, the current recommendation is to consume less than 2.4 grams (2,400 milligrams) of sodium a day. That equals 6 grams (about 1 teaspoon) of table salt a day. Ideally, they recommend reducing daily intake to 1,500 milligrams per day.
"I enjoy True Lemon, and use it on just about everything I eat - including replacing salt in my diet. I have congestive heart failure (CHF) and am not supposed to use it. CHF refers to a serious condition in which the heart becomes an ineffective pump. When this happens, the amount of blood pumped by the heart isn't enough to meet the body's needs for oxygen and other nutrients. Doctors immediately take the patients off of all salt so they wont retain so much fluid in their system. Of course, that makes all food taste bland. I was so very pleased to find True Lemon. My meals are finally appetizing again!"
- Sarah S., Smyrna, GA