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Latest Food Crackdown: Salt Wars

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  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the process of developing voluntary targets for sodium reductions in food
  • Accumulating evidence has called into question whether salt is truly a culprit in heart disease, high blood pressure and other diseases
  • The salt industry states removing salt from foods will prompt manufacturers to add in potentially harmful chemical replacements

By Dr. Mercola

Salt has been portrayed as a dietary villain for decades and blamed for rising rates of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. The vast majority of salt consumed by Americans comes from processed foods, including those you might not consider to be overtly salty.


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