Stalling on Salt | Michael F. Jacobson

July 2, 2014 8:45 PM

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Don't bother reaching for that shaker of salt next time you eat out. The chain restaurant industry has already decided for you how salty you like your food, and they think you like it plenty salty!

The excess sodium leads to increased blood pressure and the risk of heart attacks, strokes, congestive heart failure, and kidney disease. Americans are consuming an average of about 4,000 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day, and an estimated 75 percent comes from processed and restaurant foods.

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