Monday, January 31, 2011

Cut Down On Salt Intake As Recommended By The Government

First you heard it at school and from experts and now you will even hear it from the government. They recommend a cut down on salt intake.

The question is how consumers will be able to do this. As stated, people don’t take in too much salt through condiments but it’s something added as they prepare their meals or trough products manufactured in the market. The good news is a lot of food manufacturers are committed in doing this for the consumers benefit but it may take some time before they will be able to set it at a recommended level without the market noticing it.

According to Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the FDA may need to move companies to cut down in using salt for their products. But even with this regulation set, the salt industry seems to be not concerned about the consumers will react on this matter.

Apart from the food industry doing their part in helping cutting down their salt use for food production, several tips are also given to consumers so they can also cut their salt intake like checking the labels for sodium levels or use lesser salt while cooking.

Let’s see what the future holds for this government recommendation in terms of its implementation and the consumer’s reaction.

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