Salt has almost become synonymous with food (well, that and sugar). However, it seems that most packaged foods including everyday seasonings have salt or sodium chloride (NaCl) in it. Unless you cook all your meals from scratch without any manufactured ingredients, you’ll probably eat salt several times a day.
A study from Harvard Medical School has linked the American diet and its excessive intake of salt to “2.3 million deaths worldwide.” They claim salt played a huge part in heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related problems and that salt-related deaths accounted for 15-percent of all heart-related deaths in 2010. In fact, of the 30-developed nations in the study, the U.S. ranked 19th in terms of salt-related deaths (which equates to more than 400 deaths per million) and “translates to one in 10 of all heart-related deaths.”
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