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Why My Doctor Suggested A Low-Sodium Diet

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Salt is an important part of a balanced diet, but too much of it can be dangerous for your health.

Salt helps our body function properly. Over the years, however, there has been an unnecessary and dramatic increase in the amount of salt used in foods — processed ones being the biggest culprit.

Too much sodium in your diet may lead to:

  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • And more!

Not to mention the effect it has on your appearance like puffiness, bloating and weight gain!

“After my First Opinion doctor recommended that I cut some sodium out of my diet, I decided to give it a try. I couldn’t believe the difference I noticed in just one week! I’m looking and feeling better every day.” – Tara, First Opinion User

A low-sodium diet doesn’t need to be a big challenge – ask your doctor how you can cut out and replace processed food with healthy options that don’t contain additional salt. Download the First Opinion iPhone application and start chatting with your doctor in less than two minutes.

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