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The sodium content of your food


Author:
Marsh, Anne C., Klippstein, Ruth, Kaplan, Sybil D., United States, and Science and Education Administration
Source:
USDA
Year:
0000
Subject:
Food, Composition, Salting of food, and Sodium
Abstract:
Abstract: Sodium intake of the average American is far higher than the body requires, and may contribute to high blood pressure in some people. Since a good portion of the sodium consumed is a natural component of food or added during processing, people who restrict their sodium intake should read labels carefully and be aware of foods high in sodium compounds. Tables covering the sodium content of beverages, dairy products, meats and related products, fruits, grain products, legumes and nuts, soups, sweets, vegetables, fats and oils, and selected non-prescription drugs are presented. Other topics include chemical additives, diuretics and the need for extra potassium, and sodium content of drinking water.
Format:
35 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Science and Education Administration
Series:
United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Home and garden bulletin ; no. 233
Collection:
USDA publications
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/CAT87213651