Americans love salt, so it’s no surprise that a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report says 9 out of 10 of us consume too much. Most of this excess sodium — 75% — comes from foods prepared outside the home. And the worst culprits are bread and rolls, followed by sandwich meat.
Even healthy individuals should watch their salt intake, according to an advisory from the American Heart Association, which called recent studies disproving a link between salt and heart-disease risk “widely misinterpreted.” It also reiterated its 2011 recommendation that all Americans limit their sodium intake to just 1,500 mg per day — less than the amount found in a single teaspoon of table salt. Right now, the average American consumes more than twice that amount.
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