Thursday, December 25, 2008

Easy on the salt!

Most people know that a high-sodium diet can increase the risk of high blood pressure and subsequently heart attack and stroke. Despite that, the average American consumes far more than the recommended daily limit of salt. Looking to cut back? Consumer Reports tells us with which foods to start. Testers had almost 100 staffers at Consumer Reports taste-test less-salty versions of high-sodium foods such as pasta sauce, turkey breast, and chicken noodle soup. People were asked whether they would eat each food again, not knowing they were testing lower-sodium foods -

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