(OrganicJar) It is well known among the medical and health community that to much sodium in your diet can lead to strokes, heart attacks and other health problems. However the food industry doesn’t care. They have fully acknowledges that sodium levels are too high in there products, but are not making any plans on changing it.
In 2005 regular premium pork sausage contained 280 milligrams of sodium per serving. In 2008 the same product had increased by 60 percent to 450 milligrams. The lack of progress in decreasing the sodium content of many foods is simply disturbing and the fact that it’s increasing is alarming.
Health experts recommend 1,100 – 2,500 mg of sodium per day for healthy adults. Most people consume 2,500 to 6,900 mg per day. You’d be surprised how easy it is to consume 4,000 mg of sodium a day. Just one frozen meal can contain as much as 2,000 mg of sodium.
The level of sodium in our diets is something we all need to be aware of.
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