Posts Tagged ‘salt’

It’s Time to End the War on Salt

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

It’s Time to End the War on #Salt Meta analyses of previous studies fail to show link to blood pressure or mortality

The Debate on Salty Foods, Continued

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

The Debate on Salty Foods, Continued Americans consume 3400 mg Na/day; should it go to 2300 (~1 teaspoon of #salt)

The current average sodium consumption in the United States is about 3,400 milligrams per day. This is mostly ingested in processed foods and is equivalent to the amount of sodium in about 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Dietary guidelines endorsed by the federal government and leading medical groups recommend reducing the average to 2,300 milligrams for the general population and 1,500 for groups deemed at greater risk, like adults older than 50, African-Americans, people with high blood pressure and diabetics, among others.