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Americans are having a dangerous love affair with salt

‘More than 70% of total sodium intake is from sodium added during food manufacturing and commercial-food preparation’

Americans consume 3,400 milligrams of sodium per day, but the FDA says people should eat less than 2,300 mg of sodium daily.

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Don’t pass the salt.

The Food and Drug Administration is concerned about America’s salt consumption, and the agency issued new guidance Wednesday for restaurants and food manufacturers to voluntarily reduce the amount of sodium in their food to 3,000 mg per day — still higher than the recommended daily allowance — over a 2.5-year period.