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AHA education campaign pressures food manufacturers to reduce sodium

Sodium reduction

AHA education campaign pressures food manufacturers to reduce sodium

By Elizabeth Crawford

The American Heart Association says its recently launched consumer education campaign encouraging Americans to “break up with excess salt” seeks to “build an army of passionate and willing supporters” to pressure food manufacturers to reduce sodium in...

Salt substitutes help reduce blood pressure

Sodium reduction

Salt substitutes help reduce blood pressure

By Elizabeth Crawford

Efforts to reduce consumer blood pressure and risk of hypertension by replacing normal salt with blends of potassium chloride, magnesium sulfate and less sodium chloride are working, but may be more effective in countries where the majority of salt comes...

Sodium reduction: has all the low-hanging fruit been plucked?

60-second interview: Mel Mann, Director of Flavor Innovation, Wixon

Sodium reduction: Has all the low-hanging fruit been plucked?

By Elaine Watson

Food manufacturers are under increasing pressure to reduce sodium, but surveys suggest many shoppers are, well, not that bothered. So where does this leave firms plugging sodium reduction solutions? 

Eating salty snacks has been suggested to increase thirst, and therefore drive excess calorie intake.

Myth busting? High salt intake may not increase thirst

By Nathan Gray

It is commonly believed that consumption of salty foods increases thirst, and could be a reason for increased consumption of sugary soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. But just how true is this notion?

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