Extra-high amounts of sodium can be hidden in savory snacks like popcorn served at movie theaters and other concession stands.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beating the drum again: We’re consuming too much sodium and it’s a reason we have such high rates of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
Not me, you say? Well, chances are, yes, you.
An analysis appearing in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report reveals that 89 percent of U.S. adults were consuming more than the recommended 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day in the years 2009-2012, according to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data, or NHANES.
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