Sunday, April 25

Salty Problems

A new report recommends the FDA release and enforce new guidelines for salt in processed foods (to download the PDF of the actual report, click HERE).

It claims Americans consume an average of double the recommended daily allowance of salt, a pattern that they claim lead to increased rates of stroke and heart attack, and thus major expense to the US healthcare system.

A brief video lays out the basics - watch the CBS News Videos Online

Data from the report certainly lays out the increase in salt intake over the last few of decades:

Maybe throw that extra dash over your shoulder for good luck rather than on your dinner, yeah?


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