If you’re an adult, take less than 5.75g of salt (2300mg of sodium) a day to lower the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.   That’s equivalent to one teaspoon a day! - salt and heart health



Salt retains water in your body. If you eat too much salt, the extra water stored in your body raises your blood pressure. And high blood pressure is a major reason for developing heart failure, and for causing complications in those with existing heart failure.

Did you know one Chinese meal may have up to 7000 mg of sodium? 1000 gm of sodium is equivalent to half a teaspoon salt! So, every time you choose to have Chinese food, remember – you’re one step closer to a risk factor.


Dr Mahadevan Ramachandran, a cardiac surgeon with over 15 years of independent experience in the premier hospitals of Kerala. He is currently working as Chief Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at the following hospitals:

Total Cardiac Care, Thiruvananthapuram
Cosmopolitan Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram
Azeezia Medical College, Kollam
NIMS Medicity, Neyyantinkara

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