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I totally agree with your comment. Eliminating the 2 S’s out of your diet, salt and sugar is so important and not eating prepared food( loaded w salt and harmful chemicals),and eating out. When you eat out, much salt is used even in lettuce to keep it fresh. While it is harder in this country to eat healthy as few places truly sell healthy menu’s, especially in blue collar cities, by preparing weekly menu’s and having fresh fruits and nuts always on hand is key. My daughter has grown up on a healthy diet and she refuses to eat at any fast food restaurant or junk food. She will comment that it tastes bad and too salty.👍
I am an 80 year old white male. I have been amazed at the amount of salt content in almost all prepared foods that I have been eating for years. I cook almost all of the family foods from scratch. Ready made meals are a rarity. But even there I estimate we’ve been eating 3000+ mg/day without using a salt shaker. I like english muffins. But 2 muffins have 50% of the recommended daily salt limit. And that’s before the salted butter is put on top. Canned chicken broth has the daily limit of 1000mg in two cups. Forget the ramen. That’s off the scale. Most fast foods are made with outrageous amounts of salt.
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