Showing posts from October, 2007

Experts agree: Salt is bad for you

Health Minister Tony Clement says sodium is a bigger health threat than artery-plugging trans fats. "It's almost become a silent invader of our food supply and only now are we seeing the consequences of it." - Dr. Graham MacGregor of the U.K.-based World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) says that reducing dietary sodium would result in “the biggest improvement in public health since clean water and drains.” - "You hate to always point the finger at fast foods, but if you tend to go and get a meat and cheese breakfast sandwich on bread, you're probably consuming about 1,800 milligrams of salt," Sally Brown, CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation - The Centre for Science in the Public Interest estimates that as many as 15,000 Canadians a year are dying annually because of excessive salt consumption. -