6 Simple Swaps for Better Blood Pressure

Instead of: A hot dog with sauerkraut

Enjoy: A burger with lettuce, tomato and onion (hold the pickles).

That delicious dog with kraut is jam-packed with salt, which spikes blood pressure. In fact, a standard frankfurter on a bun with the usual toppers (sauerkraut and mustard) contains more than 1,400 mg of sodium. Ouch! The standard backyard burger, piled with lettuce, tomato and a squirt of ketchup, is a better bet because its sodium content clocks in at just half that amount.