Many people know that eating a lot/too much salt increases blood pressure and heart disease risk. I never paid much attention to this warning because I don’t over-salt my food and don’t even care for salty snacks.
I thought I was in the clear.
I was wrong.
It was while writing my new book, The Low Cholesterol Cookbook and Action Plan: 4 Weeks to Cut Cholesterol and Improve Heart Health, that I found I was inadvertently increasing my heart disease risk with salt. Millions of Americans (including me) unintentionally eat far too much salt because of prepared/processed food and restaurants.