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The great white shark on our food plate!

Look at our food.

A large portion of what we consume is instant, processed and packaged. And very little of it is truly understood.

And then, on the other hand, we have never been more concerned about our emotional and physical health.

Let’s understand one such element that slips into our bodies through our food, mostly unnoticed and uncontrolled.

The great white shark on our food plate!

Sodium Chloride. Table Salt. Namak.

What studies say

Studies have shown that blood pressure is directly related to dietary sodium. And salt is about 40% sodium by weight.

Kidneys regulate the body’s sodium level by getting rid of any excess sodium. But if there’s too much sodium in the bloodstream then the kidneys can’t keep up. That means more work for the heart. This results in increased pressure in the blood vessels. This eventually leads to tiffened vessel walls and chronic high blood pressure. All this increases the risk of heart attack or stroke.

The WHO mission is to bring sodium intake for the average adult to no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day, or 1 teaspoon of ordinary iodized table salt. And, no more than 1,500 mg per day for middle-aged and older adults.

What consumers need to do

Consumers, therefore, need to be guided to read and comprehend complex information stated on food labels. Because only an informed person can decide what nutrition their body needs. Then only they can decode the information on the food labels.

How LabelBlind™ can help

LabelBlind™ is here. We s-i-m-p-l-i-f-y complex information found on food labels. So that you could apply the understanding to your daily choice of food.

Therefore LabelBlind™ is arguably the easiest way to stay fit and healthy.

LB it, Before you Eat it!

Like, comment, share and click on the link www.labelblind.com to know the nutrition report card of over 5000 food products.

Let’s join hands

We invite you to be a part of the LabelBlind™ movement. Because with your participation we can bring about a change. Write to us with your ideas and for association at info@labelbind.com

Reference:

  1. Use the Nutrition Facts Label to Reduce Your Intake of Sodium in Your Diet. https://www.fda.gov/food/nutrition-education-resources-and-materials/use-nutrition-facts-label-reduce-your-intake-sodium-your-diet
  2. High Blood Pressure. MayoClinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/symptoms-causes/syc-20373410

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