Consuming too much salt
A study found that women in Nagano, Japan lived an average of 87.2 years and men 80.9 years according to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
This is one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world.
In the 1980s this region had the highest rate of strokes in Japan, but what turned this statistic around was the biggest dietary change of reducing salt intake by 15.1 grams a day to six grams per day.
Consuming too much sodium in one’s diet can create major health problems and puts a person at higher risk of heart attacks and strokes.
It’s advised to carefully read food labels for salt content.