---National Institutes of Health
- Healthy eating
- Being physically active
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Limiting alcohol intake
- Managing and coping with stress
Consider the fact that 1/4 teaspoon of salt contains 590 mg of sodium. Sodium is the elephant in the room. The fact is that the more salt you eat, the high your blood pressure will be. Salt is everywhere, hidden in processed foods. Restaurant foods are loaded with it. We talk about reading food labels and estimating portion sizes but the fact is most parents have no idea how much sodium their children actually consume.
Make sure your children are being screened by their pediatrician. To learn more about high blood pressure from National Institutes of Health, click here.