NBI’s Heart Salt®
Improve your heart health by following these steps:
Three risk factors for heart disease that you can't control are your gender, your age, and your family genes. Your health starts with you. If you’re living with heart disease or you want to prevent it, here's what you can start to do:
- Quit smoking
- Get active, start an exercise program, and lose excess weight
- Eat heart-healthy - more fruit, vegetables, fibre, and less fat, less salt (sodium causes hypertension), sugar and processed foods. Click to learn how to create a healthy low sodium recipe.
- Manage your stress and make wise lifestyle choices
- Know and manage your blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Get regular check-ups
When it comes to the health of your heart, you must be getting proper circulation. Exercise goes a long way to helping to promote circulation and reduce high blood pressure. It is important to exercise daily. Start by incorporating a daily walk into your routine, and make a scheduled time every day to exercise and stick to it. If you are limited by knee, hip, or back injuries, try swimming, yoga, rebounding, or using a recumbent bike. Aim for 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity when you exercise if you want to lower your blood pressure or cholesterol.
Reduce your stress
Reducing stress may seem like it is easier said than done, but there are many ways one can easily reduce stress. First, identify what makes you stressed and then eliminate it or channel that energy towards something like yoga, meditation, and do something that makes you smile, laugh and relax.
Who is at risk?
There are several risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including:
- High blood pressure
- High blood cholesterol
- Being physically inactive
- Being overweight or obese
- Family history of heart disease
- Ethnic background
- Sex - men are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease at an earlier age than women.
- Age - the older you are, the more likely you are to develop cardiovascular disease.
Salt is essential for life; however, Australians are consuming far too much. Salt is made up of sodium and chloride, and the sodium in salt can be bad for your health. Eating too much sodium over time can increase your risk of high blood pressure which is a major risk factor for heart disease. For a healthy heart, it’s important not to eat too much salt. How is Heart Salt® useful to prevent hypertension? Learn how is Heart Salt useful to prevent hypertension.
You may think you do not have a high salt/sodium diet, but if you eat a few salty foods over your day, it’s easy to find yourself over the recommended intake. For example, salt is found in bread, cheese, and processed meats, which means a regular ham and cheese sandwich can pack a sodium punch. Just one sandwich can contribute almost 40% of the upper limit of salt for the day for an adult, and a whopping 70% for a child.
Choosing fresh foods and lower salt versions of your favourite products all help to lower the amount of salt you’re eating which reduces high blood pressure (hypertension).
Shaking the salt habit to lower sodium intake with the benefits of Heart Salt®
Heart Salt® is a low-sodium salt and is beneficial to high blood pressure patients. It has 56% less sodium than regular salt, and no added MSG and is thus considered essential in maintaining blood pressure even under a normal sodium diet. Plus, there is no compromise in terms of taste, so you can enjoy the best-tasting salt without the added disadvantages.
Heart Salt® is formulated following the Food Standards Australia New Zealand. It is made up of sodium-potassium chloride and NBI’s proprietary ingredient that enhances the overall flavour. World Health Organization (WHO) and other eminent bodies, recommend increasing potassium intake to help in reducing high blood pressure and the risk of other cardiovascular diseases.
Even though consuming sodium and salt seem inevitable in our daily habits and lifestyle, it is crucially important to either reduce or pick the healthier alternative available. One of the major reasons people tend to use regular salt is the perception that a low-sodium salt alternative will not be of great taste. This is exactly where Heart Salt® becomes a necessary addition for you. With 56% less sodium and the same taste, you don’t have to compromise on flavour with Heart Salt®.
Shop NBI's Heart Salt online directly at www.nepbio.com and enjoy the benefits of a low sodium diet. Make the switch today.