The Times not only fanned unfounded fears that cutting sodium is risky, but it failed to inform readers that vanishingly few Americans consume the very-low-sodium levels that the IOM considered.
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Beware the Salt Traps
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This Labor Day, the BBQ will be the star of that end-of-summer party. But be aware that it can also be the culprit of a super high-sodium meal, easily accounting for upwards of 1,000 milligrams of sodium.
After living on a salt-free, low-sodium diet for almost a decade, I can guarantee that low-sodium does not have to mean a life of making colorless meals at the kitchen stove by yourself.
Consuming less sodium has been shown to lower blood pressure, but for many people the health benefits this provides may be offset by a slight upti...
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