Salt of the Earth: Sodium and Plant-Based Diets
|Salt of the Earth: Sodium and Plant-Based Diets||Darrell Miller||01/28/17|
January 28, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Salt of the Earth: Sodium and Plant-Based Diets
Taking sodium down a notch in your diet can be very helpful in the long run. A lot of people eat way too much salt. There are many manufacturers in America that are taking down the amount of salt in their food. In general, animal foods have more salt in them than plant foods. The people who eat the most plants tend to meet the recommendations set by the experts on amount of salt you should have a day.
- Most Americans consume far more than the recommended amount of sodium
- Population-wide efforts to reduce dietary salt may be as effective at reducing deaths related to high blood pressure as drug therapy, weight loss, and smoking cessation
- It may be difficult for individuals to reduce their sodium intake because much of the sodium in our diets is added to foods by manufacturers
"Every time there is a video on salt, people ask questions about “natural”/pink/sea/Himalayan salt. Other times, people simply assert that sea salt is healthy or perhaps different enough to invalidate studies showing salt is bad for us."