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The Food and Drug Administration is finally urging food manufacturers to voluntarily limit the sodium they add to food.
The average American adult consumes at least 3,400 mg of sodium, much more than we need or is healthy for us.
“The link between sodium consumption and blood pressure is strong and well documented,” said Susan Mayne, FDA’s Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, in announcing the move.
High blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease, stroke, and premature death.