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National Eating Healthy Day
Put down those french fries and potato chips, because today is National Eating Healthy Day.
Health officials say eating too many salty foods can lead to much bigger health problems and can also increase your risk for heart disease and stroke.
"Healtheir foods are better, and the most basic way I can tell you that is if you make it at home and you make it from scratch you're probably eating healthier than if you are eating what's processed and packaged and what you find at restaurants unfortunately, or even your workplace cafeterias," Gayle Jennings from the Memorial Medical Center said.
You should also be aware of the salty six foods that are loaded with sodium. They include breads, cured meats, pizza, poultry, soup and sandwiches.
According to Jennings, on average, Americans consume over 3,400 milligrams of sodium per day, when the recommended amount is only 1,500 milligrams.