You usually watch your diet, but today you’re at a wedding and the luscious array of food and drink is impossible to resist. Surely, one single night of caloric overindulgence can't have a negative effect on your health...can it?
For years doctors were concerned mainly with high diastolic pressure (the bottom number in a blood pressure reading). But you should also pay attention to a high systolic blood pressure (the top number).
If your blood pressure is fine, is there still reason to be concerned about salt? For most of us, salt has little or no effect on blood pressure. But a high-sodium diet can adversely affect your bones, kidneys and more.