Blood pressure tip: Check your water softener

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Blood pressure tip: Check your water softener

Sure, you know that too much sodium contributes to high blood pressure. That's why you read food labels so carefully. But did you know that the water you drink at home may be a hidden source of sodium? If you have a water softener, read the owner's manual. If your water softener adds a lot of sodium to the water you drink, you might want to consider switching to a different water-purification system or buying demineralized water for drinking and cooking.

Last Updated: 2008-08-16
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