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Most of your sodium isn't coming from your salt shaker

It's not de salt, it's DiGiorno (and other processed foods).
salt crystals

Most of the salt you consume doesn't look like this.


More than 4 out of every 10 Americans are avoiding salt, but a lot of us are doing it wrong. We often think that to reduce our sodium intake, we should nix the shaker. The reality is that even if the average American could stand to eliminate every grain of salt they added in the kitchen, they’d only get rid of about 11 percent of their total intake.

The science is also a bit contentious on whether you need to reduce your salt intake in the first place. claimed the current recommended salt intake of 5 grams per day is perfectly safe, and that there was no need to push people to reduce as much as possible. Other cardiovascular health researchers , noting that a 2016 paper by the same authors had similar fundamental problems, none of

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