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It's Topic Tuesday

Today is Topic Tuesday at Aortic Hope.

♨️ With warmer weather right around the corner, it's almost time to fire up the grill! Seasoning can be important when cooking but there is one seasoning in particular members of our community need to be aware of...SALT.

📰 In Healthline, an article titled What Happens If You Eat Too Much Salt written by Alina Petre, MS, RD (NL), shares that "Salt is made up of around 40% sodium and 60% chloride. It’s commonly used to add flavor to foods or preserve them. Sodium is a mineral essential for optimal muscle and nerve function. Together with chloride, it also helps your body maintain proper water and mineral balance. Yet, despite its essential functions, ingesting too much salt can have unpleasant effects, both in the short and long term."

According to the article, the short term effects of too much salt are:

1. Water Retention

2. Rise in Blood Pressure

3. Intense Thirst

Here are the long term effects:

1. May Raise Blood Pressure

2. May Increase Stomach Cancer Risk

3. Potential Effects of Link Between Heart Disease Premature Death

If you would like to learn more about the potential effects of too much salt in your diet, check out the following article.

Also, tune-in tonight for our Live Q&A event with Chef Robb and Mindy Seltzer, Aortic Hope Culinary and Nutrition Educators on our AHTV YouTube channel at 7pm EST.

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