Diversos organismos mundiales de promoción de la salud, como la OMS, insisten cada vez más en la disminución del consumo diario de sal para prevenir y/o controlar la hipertensión arterial. Are vast scientific studies that support this recommendation, and further demonstrate the association of this "silent" disease of the circulatory system with other.


Blood pressure is exerted by blood on the arteries as fluid. Hypertension is a disease of the arterial wall, characterized by increased pressure in chronic, altering the structure and function of these arteries. The higher the blood pressure there is increased risk of cardiovascular problems. Reducing daily salt intake is one of the main recommendations along with other lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight through proper nutrition, be physically active. reduce stress, and reduce alcohol consumption.

The recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO) is not more than 5 grams of sodium per day, in our country, consumption is 12 grams per day. But sodium is not only found in table salt; Various preservatives component is, sweeteners, flavorings and other food additives. A high consumption of processed foods or industrial products or products with high added sodium as snack products, snacks, etc., be related to high sodium intake but bear in mind what really.

It is important that we take a responsible attitude to the consumption of sodium, choosing a product reduced in content, Read the nutrition information or ingredients of the products to discover "the hidden sodium" additives:

  1. Avoid adding salt while cooking
  2. Replace salt with herbs and spices and avoid taking the salt shaker at the table.
  3. Decrease consumption of foods prepared and preserved, and deli, sausages and hard cheeses.
  4. Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables and include low-fat dairy, reduce alcohol intake
  5. Make regular physical activity

These general recommendations together with a common clinical screening are pillars to prevent hypertension and its associated diseases, to achieve a better quality of life

Lic. Anabel Avila

Area of ​​Nutrition

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