Why Most of Us Are Getting Too Much Salt
There’s a reason why March 11-17 was designated “World Salt Awareness Week:” too much salt has been linked indisputably to hypertension. And hypertension can lead to potentially life-threatening heart attacks.
Lowering salt intake is a relatively easy thing to do and yet, most of us consume too much by virtue of the foods we eat
One study performed at Imperial College London in the U.K. laid out this tendency to buy and eat salty foods all too clearly. The British researchers looked at data from around the world and found that for most of the human population, sodium intake is still over and above the recommended daily intake of about 2,300 milligrams or less per day (approximately one teaspoon).