Posts Tagged "salt in food"

Slash hidden salt, medical panel urges FDA

Posted on Apr 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

Americans eat scary amounts of sodium, usually without knowing it Americans eat about 1½ teaspoons of salt daily, more than double what they need for good health — and high enough to increase risk of high blood pressure and other problems. By LAURAN NEERGAARD updated 1 hour, 28 minutes ago WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration says it will consider a new call Tuesday to force food makers to gradually cut the salt hidden inside their products — but don’t expect less salty soups, pizzas or pastas any time soon. Americans eat about 1½ teaspoons of salt daily, more than...

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