Your food choices are important. How? A diet low in sodium (salt) can improve your heart health.
When you eat foods that have a lot of sodium, your body holds, or retains, more
water. The extra water in your body causes yourheart to work harder to pump blood throughout your body.
This extra sodium can cause swelling in your body or make you feel short of breath.
You will have fewer heart failure symptoms and you will feel better
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Heart Failure, third edition, ISBN 1-931876-20-7
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts
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