Too Much Salt for Most Americans
A sprinkle of salt can make your food taste better, but most Americans are consuming an unhealthy amount of the seasoning.
9 out of 10 American adults eat too much salt each day.
People are getting most of their salt from processed foods we buy at the store and the foods they order in restaurants.
High sodium levels increase blood pressure, putting people at greater risk for heart disease and stroke.
The CDC suggests people reduce their salt consumption by eating more fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, checking food labels to avoid high sodium foods, and choosing low salt options when available.
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