Just 5% of Daily Salt Gets Added at the Table

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“In a sampling of 450 U.S. adults, only 10 percent of salt, or sodium, in their diet came from food prepared at home. About half of that was added at the table.

Instead, restaurant meals and store-bought foods — including crackers, breads and soups — accounted for 71 percent of salt intake, the study found.”

This is something that I often have to explain to my clients. Salt is used not only as a flavor but also as a preservative and additive in most processed foods. As mentioned above most of our salt comes from pre-packaged and restaurant food and meals. Checking food labels for salt content is an easy way to know how much sodium you are consuming!

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