FOX4: FAME: The Salty Six - Dangers of a High-Sodium Diet

May 14, 2019

Food as Medicine Everyday (FAME) is a 12-week program offering nutrition education classes on a variety of topics to help improve diet and lifestyle. You’ll learn simple techniques to cook tasty, nutritious meals. Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center is a founding member of the Food as Medicine Institute Alliance.

Lucas Schubert, Nutritional Coordinator with Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and the Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) program, shares some tips with the FOX4 morning show to reduce your risk for high blood pressure and stroke.

"A diet high in sodium puts us at risk for high blood pressure, which then can ultimately lead to stroke," Schubert said. "So diets that are high in sodium are really what we need to be concerned about."

More than 70 percent of the average person's sodium intake comes from pre-packaged foods and restaurant foods like the ones below.

The Salty Six:

  • Soups
  • Breads
  • Cured meats
  • Pizza
  • Burritos
  • Sandwiches

Learn more about how to reduce your sodium intake below.

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