Just because you need more salt doesn't mean I do

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

spilled saltA new study on salt finds nutrition advice isn't always "one size fits all."

According to testers at the Population Health Research Institute, the only people who should seriously consider low-sodium diets are those with high blood pressure and who already consume large amounts of salt.

The findings come amid an ongoing push for Americans to consume less salt. Campaigns include public service announcements (PSAs) and policies for food makers to use less salt in their products. New York City even requires certain restaurants to use a salt shaker emblem on menu items the city considers high in sodium.

Jeff Stier, head of the risk analysis division at the National Center for Public Policy Research, has been critical of these campaigns, saying not everyone is the same when it comes to salt. Some need more than others, he says.

Stier

"For instance, if you're active and you're sweating a lot, you might need to replace that sodium," Stier tells OneNewsNow. "If we actually succeed in doing what the American Heart Association is pushing – which is an across-the-board change in sodium consumption – that is likely to have negative health consequences. It just goes to show when it comes to nutrition and diet advice, we are not one-size-fits-all."

The study was published in The Lancet.

Stier recommends people see a doctor – and not aisle #2 of their grocery store – for proper nutrition and diet advice.

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