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Salt Institute Submits Formal Letter to USDA and HHS on Dietary Guidelines

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2016 Alexandria, VA—Lori Roman, President of the Salt Institute, has sent an official correspondence to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) and Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the latest Federal Dietary guidelines. Based upon the preponderance of peer-reviewed scientific evidence, the Salt… Read more »

Salt Institute Supports Lawsuit Against NYC Salt Regulations

For Immediate Release: December 4, 2015 Contact: 703-549-4648 Laura Elliott, laura@saltinstitute.org Salt Institute Supports Lawsuit Against NYC Salt Regulations Alexandria, VA—The Salt Institute is supporting the National Restaurant Association in a lawsuit against the New York City Board of Health regulations to mandate that chain restaurants post salt warnings on their menus. This rule, which… Read more »

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The dangers of a low salt diet

Salt, or sodium chloride, is essential for life. In fact, no mineral is more essential to human survival than sodium because it allows nerves to send and receive electrical impulses, helps your muscles stay strong, and keeps your cells and brain functioning. However, sodium chloride (salt) is a nutrient that the body cannot produce, and… Read more »

Salt Institute applauds U.S. Senators Hoeven (R-ND) and King (I-ME) for supporting school lunch flexibility.

For Immediate Release: May 12, 2015 Contact: 703-549-4648 Laura Elliott, laura@saltinstitute.org Salt Institute applauds U.S. Senators Hoeven (R-ND) and King (I-ME) for supporting school lunch flexibility. Alexandria, VA—The Salt Institute applauds United States Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Angus King (I-ME) for introducing the Healthy School Meals Flexibility Act (S.1146). This legislation is designed to… Read more »

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Sugar Not Salt Causes High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

Journals from BMJ Press Release: 10 December 2014 OPEN HEART Added sugars likely to have greater role than salt in high blood pressure and heart disease Dietary guidelines should focus more on sugar, and less on salt, say doctors Added sugars in processed foods are likely to have a greater role in high blood pressure… Read more »

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FDA should cease attempt at regulating salt

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2014 Alexandria, VA—Recently the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their intent to issue voluntary guidelines for food producers to reduce sodium levels. The agency cited a 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report which recommended sodium limits. However the FDA is ignoring a much more recent 2013 Institute of… Read more »

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Salt Institute: FDA should cease attempt at regulating salt

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2014 Alexandria, VA—Recently the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their intent to issue voluntary guidelines for food producers to reduce sodium levels. The agency cited a 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report which recommended sodium limits. However the FDA is ignoring a much more recent 2013 Institute of… Read more »

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Salt reduces stress

Feeling blue? Maybe you’re not eating enough salt, say scientists People may crave salt because it helps stave off depression, according to new Israeli research. By Andrew Tobin | Haaretz | May 7, 2014 Humans consume more sodium than any other animal, eating salt with almost every meal. But unlike the other basic tastes –… Read more »

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The Truth About Salt And Your Body

The Huffington Post November 13, 2013 By Melinda Wenner Moyer Salt has long been one of the great villains of the American diet, and the rules of engagement have come down to one rather bland pronouncement: Eat less of it. This, of course, is easier said than done. On average, adults consume 3,463 milligrams of… Read more »

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Reducing salt in food ‘makes no sense’

Reducing salt in food ‘makes no sense’ At the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2013 Congress, researchers from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, found that only certain subgroups will actually experience benefits from restricting the sodium in their diet and concluded that the sweeping recommendations to reduce salt were pointless. A report on this work by… Read more »