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04/18/2012

Too much salt?

A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that many Canadian fast-food items had much more salt than the same items sold in other countries. Is it time for some regulation around salt use in processed foods or should consumers be looking after their own health? For that matter, how serious are the health risks around excessive salt consumption?

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It is serious, I have very high blood pressure and have to take medication twice a day to control it, along with the fact that I have drastically reduced salt in my diet. It's amazing, you really don't need it, you get used to the taste and you can add other flavours if need be. But I can eat fries now with no salt and they are good! Pouring salt on food is a learned behavior that can be unlearned. Yes, Canada needs to provide guidelines so that the food we purchase has some standards. Deal with it now or deal with it in healthcare costs.

Why do we need all this salt? ....just had a can of Campbell's soup with less sodium was this a joke . It was full of salt. Garbage a real turn off. by andre

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