CDC warns Americans to watch their sodium intake

A latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 9 out of 10 Americans consume more sodium per day than recommended. The U.S Dietary Guidelines suggest that an individual should consume not more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day. But, 9 out of 10 Americans on an average consume 3,300 milligrams. This does not even include the salt added at the table.

In their monthly report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have named 10 foods that alone contribute to about 40 percent of the sodium intake. These can be easily found in restaurants and grocery stores and are a part of our usual diet. Cheeseburgers, rolls, breads, pizzas, luncheon meat and soups are high on the list. Our favourite snacks like popcorn, pretzels and potato chips sneak way more sodium in to our system than we think they do.

 

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