News Nugget: Most Americans should have less salt

Do you know how much sodium you have a day? A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds two-thirds of Americans should limit the salt in their diet, but very few of them do. Dietary guidelines recommend most adults have a maximum of 2,300 mg of sodium per day. But you should have no more than 1,500 mg a day if you are African American, have high blood pressure, or if you’re age 40 or older.

Go here to see hidden sodium in foods you wouldn’t think to check.

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  1. Dr. J March 30, 2009
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