FDA Finds Salt Intake Far Above Required in Americans

.

FDA Finds Salt Intake Far Above Required in Americans

The report the Institute of Medicine released last Wednesday officially claims that Americans' salt intake is too high, calling for the FDA to undertake regulatory steps towards sodium content in foods.

An FDA press release initiated this week posted that Americans salt consumption is several times high compared to our body requirements.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that the average American salt intake is twice as much as their daily recommendation, 2300 milligrams of sodium.

High salt intake poses a severe threat to people with high blood pressure, need less.

For them eating too much sodium can result in high blood pressure, which can further cause arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), aneurysm, heart disease, stroke, dementia and other cognitive impairments, kidney failure, and damage to the blood vessels, nerves, and retina in the eyes.

The CDC statistic attributes 77% of the average Americans' daily sodium intake to processed foods, which is surely not a surprise for any of us.

In addition, salt in the diet also comes from many low-fat foods, as sodium has made up for flavor lost while keeping the focus on low-fat.

So, in the end, the best way is to concentrate on eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, prefer flavor foods with other herbs instead of salt. Summer is a great time to start growing your own herbs as well!


Latest News

McDonald’s Turnaround Effort Stumbles as All-Day Breakfast Seems to Lose Popular
Apple Inc’s Revenue Drops for the Second Consecutive Quarer on iPhone Slump
Two killed in gunfire at nightclub in Fort Myers in Florida
Federal judge to consider Volkswagen’s $15 billion settlement
Demand for Treasury’s Auction Weak as Traders Expect an Interest Hike this Year
Solar Impulse 2 Completes Its Historic Journey Round the World and Lands in Abu
Telecom Giant Verizon Buys Yahoo and Plans to Merge it with AOL Unit
Wild fire continues to spread in Santa Clarita area
Debbie Wasserman Schultz steps down as head of DNC
Chinese Currency Faces Increasing Pressure
Crude Futures Remain Close to Two Month Low as Over Supply Concerns Intensify
Reportedly Verizon is Expected to Acquire Yahoo for $4.8 Billion