After years of telling consumers that eating too much salt was bad for their health, a new report from the Institute of Medicine at the behest of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention turns conventional wisdom on it’s head:
There [is] no rationale for anyone to aim for sodium levels below 2,300 milligrams a day. The group examined new evidence that had emerged since the last such report was issued, in 2005.
â€œAs you go below the 2,300 mark, there is an absence of data in terms of benefit and there begin to be suggestions in subgroup populations about potential harms,â€ said Dr. Brian L. Strom, chairman of the committee and a professor of public health at the University of Pennsylvania. He explained that the possible harms included increased rates of heart attacks and an increased risk of death.
Want to make a million? Make something salty. People are salivating for it.