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World Salt Awareness Week (March 21-27)

Posted on: Mar 23, 2011 @ 10:09:37 am

Put down that potato chip! It's World Salt Awareness Week!

March 21 through March 27 is World Salt Awareness Week (who thinks of this stuff????). It's a good thing.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services recommend consuming no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, but people 51 and older, African Americans and those with high blood pressure or chronic kidney disease should consume no more than 1,500 milligrams per day. That's about one teaspoon.

A LibGuide entitled Health & Medicine -- Government Resources at
http://libguides.lib.ucf.edu/government-health contains a link to Medline Plus. a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dietarysodium.html This is a great starting point for learning about our favorite-delicious-but-dangerous flavor-enhancing cooking ingredient.

No more french fries for you. Well, maybe not until the weekend.

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