Hacking Salt on NBC KARE 11 to talk Low Sodium Diets
I believe in paying it forward. I was blessed with a heart transplant, and one of the ways I can pay it back is to spread awareness for heart disease, organ donation, and low sodium. That is why I went as Hacking Salt on NBC KARE 11 to talk Low Sodium Diets. February is American Heart Health Month where we can focus on, highlight, and drive awareness that should be given around heart disease.
February 14th, in addition to being Valentine’s Day is National Donation Day to drive awareness and get people to sign up to become organ donors and save someone’s life. Something you can do here!
It was fun to be able to share some of my heart story and to visually show how much sodium eat per day than what is actually recommended to maintain heart health. The FDA recommends a person with a healthy heart consume no more than 2300 mg per day (less than 3/4 teaspoon of salt). The American Heart Association and the Mayo Clinic recommend no more than 1500 mg a day for anyone with high blood pressure or a heart issue.
I also was able to display some of the low sodium products I use in my everyday life. Like the salt free spices from Dak’s, McCormick’s, and Weber. I cover low sodium peanut butter and mustard as well.
Here is the link to the story on Kare 11. Watch the video below: