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Nutritional Wisdom: Salt more than high blood pressure

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 19th, 2013

Sodium is an important mineral that is essential for proper functioning of the human body however, the American diet contains dangerously high amounts of sodium, almost 80 percent of which comes from processed and restaurant foods. For most of human history, our food did not contain any added salt only the sodium present in natural foods, adding up to about 750 mg sodium per day. The dietary intake of sodium in the U.S. today is about 3500 mg/day much more than the human body needs.

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