Salt Matters

Heart attack and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. Most-more than three-quarters-of that salt is hidden in foods we buy from restaurants and grocery stores. This Salt Matters: Preserving Choice, Protecting Health video outlines ways to help Americans make healthier, lower salt food choices.

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The hidden salt: Americans eat twice the recommended daily allowance

Sodium, more commonly known as salt, can make some foods taste so much better, but it doesn’t do much for one’s health. Excess salt, especially when paired with reduced amounts of potassium, can increase the risk of high blood pressure. This can start a chain reaction with unfortunate results.