Many people think twice before adding a dash of salt to their food, but don’t realize that the majority of dietary sodium comes from packaged foods and eating out, according to a new study. The study appears in the American Journal of Health Promotion.
Reducing sodium intake to recommended levels could result in 11.1 million fewer cases of high blood pressure each year
“Sodium is present in all foods, but most abundantly in processed foods. On average, individuals get over 70% of their sodium from processed foods. Therefore, there isn’t much leverage in reducing table salt or added salt during cooking.”
Source: Health Behavior News Service