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Where's the sodium? : there's too much in many common foods


Author:
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Year:
2012
Subject:
Food -- Sodium content and Salt-free diet
Abstract:
"About 90% of Americans eat more sodium than is recommended for a healthy diet. Too much sodium increases a person's risk for high blood pressure. High blood pressure often leads to heart disease and stroke. More than 800,000 people die each year from heart disease, stroke and other vascular diseases, costing the nation $273 billion health care dollars in 2010. Most of the sodium we eat comes from processed foods and foods prepared in restaurants. Sodium is already part of processed foods and cannot be removed. However, manufacturers and restaurants can produce foods with less sodium. In addition, you can select lower sodium foods when possible and you can cook more foods yourself, to better control how much sodium you eat." - p. 1
Format:
4 p. : digital, PDF file (2.5 MB)
Publisher:
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Collection:
Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection