An Overview from Healthcare Professionals, Government, Media and the Foodservice Industry.
Sodium is essential—not only for human health but also for the health of the food industry. Unfortunately, Americans consume too much of it. This overconsumption has consequences, including premature deaths and high healthcare costs amounting to over 75 million dollars a year. Numerous human clinical trials now provide significant scientific evidence that most Americans can improve their health by reducing their sodium intake, and that consumers need support from the food industry in order to achieve these reductions.