Ten Foods Provide Half Of Sodium Eaten In US

9:56 am Health Care, Medicine

Nine out of 10 adults in the US consume more sodium than is recommended as per CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on February 7, 2012.
44% of sodium consumed came from 10 food categories: bread, cold cuts and cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups, sandwiches, cheese, pasta mixed dishes, meat mixed dishes and savory snacks. More than 70% of the sodium eaten came from goods obtained at a store.
Reducing the sodium content of the 10 leading sources by one-quarter would reduce total dietary sodium by more than 10%, preventing an estimated 28 000 deaths and $7 billion in healthcare expenditures annually.

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