Breads Listed As Top Salt Sources in US

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Rolls and bread are on the top of the list of sources of salt in the diet of Americans which accounts for additional two times as much sodium snacks like the pretzels and potato chips. This study came into notice when the government report issued a list which listed top 10 sources of sodium. The list which was assembled by the Prevention and control centers listed the snack food at the bottom. Although individuals tend to consume lot of bread and rolls, they are not much saltier than other foods. Salt is the principle source of sodium and sodium enhances the risk of enhanced blood pressure which can lead to stroke and heart attack.

As reported by the health officials Americans intake too much of salt which can be found in the processed and hotel food. Experts put forward that sodium in rolls, breads and various other foods can also be added. But the health officials were surprised that only 10 snacks are accountable for about 44% of the sodium consumption.  One can eat a bunch of sodium and will not find it salty. As per a report the breads and rolls contribute for 7% of the salt which an average American consumes per day. The other foods on the list were: pizza, cold cuts, cured meats, fresh poultry, hamburgers, soups, cheese and sandwiches.

Health experts submit that one should not consume more than 2300 milligrams of sodium in a day which is equal to teaspoon of salt. And if the individuals suffer from high blood pressure, they should consume less than this. The amount of sodium varies in different foods, submitted by CDC. The public health campaigns now focus on reduction in the consumption of salt and some of the major food makers have also started taking steps towards this issue.

NHS UK recommends that Adults should eat no more than 6g of salt a day: that’s around one full teaspoon. Children should eat less (see below for recommendations for babies and children).

Of course, one easy way to eat less salt is to stop adding salt to your food during cooking and at the dinner table. If you regularly add salt to food when cooking, try cutting it out or adding less: you’ll rediscover the real tastes of your favourite foods. And when you sit down to eat, taste your food first to see if it needs salt.





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