The salt nannies have ignored the debunking of their junk science. But two — or rather — 304 million can play that game.
The CDC reports today that 98.6% of Americans consume more than the government-approved 1,500 milligrams per day of salt and 88.2% consume more than 2,300 milligrams per day.
Yet the salt nannies want to compel Americans, via intimidation/connivance of food companies, to eat less salt:
Reductions in sodium intake can be achieved through population level strategies, as demonstrated by an estimated 9.5% reduction in salt intake over 7-8 years in the United Kingdom. The reductions were associated with a government-manufacturer partnership to reduce sodium through use of voluntary maximum targets for specific processed foods… In the United States, the New York City-led National Salt Reduction Initiative set sodium benchmarks for processed and restaurant foods. To date, 28 companies have committed to meeting various benchmarks. In collaboration with USDA, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health, CDC is monitoring sodium in the food supply, sodium intake, hypertension, and consumer readiness for programs and policies. Additional coordinated efforts involving the public and private sectors are needed to help U.S. residents follow sodium intake recommendations…
Salt lovers — at least 98.6% of America — arise!