FDA Calls on Food Industry to Cut Salt

If salt is your poison of choice, here are two good reasons to cut it down… your money or your life!

Researchers from the U.S. and UK looked at health outcomes of different sodium-reducing initiatives across 183 countries, including the U.S. where the FDA’s latest draft guidance calls on the food industry to decrease salt levels in processed and restaurant foods.

Related: 7 Secret Sodium Shockers

The researchers found that a 10% reduction in salt consumption over the next 10 years could save nearly 6 million life-years currently lost to cardiovascular disease … with an average cost of $204 per life-year saved.

That’s over a billion dollars saved in total costs per year. In times where similar, healthy food initiatives are becoming more and more common, the researchers encouraged governments, manufacturers, and suppliers worldwide to embrace the cost-saving power of sodium reducing measures.

Related: 5 Foods With Scary Amounts Of Salt


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