Lower sodium in fast food could help lower heart disease rates
In today’s fast food and dine-in restaurants, food items contain about 2 milligrams of sodium per calorie on average. Since the suggested daily sodium intake for adults is 2300 milligrams each day, one meal at the local diner can easily put you over the daily limit and put you at risk for high blood pressure and heart disease over the long-term! A recent report suggests that major cities work with their local restaurants to find ways to lower the sodium in foods offered. Some ways to help lower sodium in restaurants include having dietitians look at menu items to find ways to lower sodium in dishes. Other ways to lower sodium when dining out include having food service staff trained in the importance of and in preparing lower-sodium foods as well as having restaurants offer lower-sodium foods at lower prices.