SALT HAS BECOME A CONSTANT in the American diet. It's in just about every prepared food item in today's supermarket; from frozen dinners to canned soup, salt is the food industry's preservative and flavor enhancer of choice. Over the years, a number of consumer groups have raised alarm over Nutrition Facts panels that reflected sodium levels creeping up into the thousands of milligrams. Right now, federal dietary guidelines cap daily recommended intake at 2,300 milligrams for most people, ...

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