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Too much salt in your diet contributes to high blood pressure. Over time, this can raise the risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Less salt is better, especially if you're sensitive to sodium. Keeping the saltshaker out of sight can help. It also pays to follow these tips: 1. Eat fresh foods rather than the canned or processed variety. 2. Choose low-sodium varieties of prepared foods. 3. Use herbs and spices to flavor your food.
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