Saturday, August 25, 2012 by: J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) For decades Americans have been told by food and diet experts in government and the private sector that salt, more than any other substance, is harmful to our health, even more than fats, alcohol, sugars and, presumably, bad seafood. Now, however, comes new evidence that the contents of your table salt shaker are not as bad as once believed.
The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) dietary guidelines, released in January 2011 for the first time in six years, made the recommendation to slash one’s intake of salt to no more than 2,300 milligrams daily, or about one tablespoon. The USDA further recommended that for people 51 and older, all African-Americans, and people who have hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease (regardless of their age) cut their intake to about 1,500 milligrams, U.S. News and World Report said at the time.