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2012-04-16 22:21:59

Salt levels vary significantly in the fast foods sold by six major companies in various developed countries, which suggests that technical issues, often cited as barriers to salt reduction initiatives, are not the issue, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). An international team of researchers from Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States looked at data on the salt content of 2124 food items in seven product categories...

2012-04-12 10:21:07

CHICAGO, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers are interested in healthy eating more than ever, and Mintel's research reveals that approximately half (52%) of American adults are currently "watching" their diet. And while 60% report dieting because they want to lose weight, some 15% of dieters claim to be doing so at least in part because of concerns about "salt intake." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120222/CG58099LOGO) Indeed, it appears "sodium watching" is a relevant...

2012-03-22 02:24:01

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The title of cardiologist Dr. Surender Neravetla's book tells most of the story: Salt Kills (Health Books Now/March 2012). But that's only if you're lucky. A whopping 56 million Americans suffer from conditions either caused or aggravated by salt intake. And that's not counting the 130 million Americans who are overweight or obese. Those shocking statistics prompted Dr. Neravetla to label salt as Public Enemy Number One. "We have grown...

2012-03-12 08:42:00

March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Americans are deficient in magnesium, sulfur and sulfate, experts say. It's a problem that causes a variety of health issues that could be prevented with small changes to diet and behavior, including frequent soaks in Epsom salt. A lack of magnesium, for instance, can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, says Leo Galland, M.D., an internist practicing in New York City who directs the Foundation for...

Americans Consume Too Much Sodium, Bread One Big Culprit
2012-02-08 06:28:54

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that Americans are consuming too much sodium these days. According to the report, Americans are consuming around 3,300 milligrams of sodium per day, excluding added salt at the table. And most of the sodium is coming from common items bought at the grocery store and restaurants. The CDC suggests that Americans should consume less than 2,300 milligrams per day and 6 in 10 people should only consume 1,500 milligrams of sodium...

2012-02-01 13:55:00

Medical researchers, business people, chefs and concerned citizens tell the FDA to drop its salt reduction scheme. The Salt Institute says the passionate response shows public wants no federal action on salt, an essential nutrient needed for good health. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 After conducting one of the most exhaustive studies ever on the health impact of salt, two leading medical researchers have told the Food and Drug Administration that “the question of sodium...

2012-01-31 07:30:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boar's Head Brand®, a leading manufacturer of premium delicatessen products, announced today the launch of its new No Salt Added Oven Roasted Turkey Breast. With 55 mg of sodium per two ounce serving, Boar's Head No Salt Added Turkey Breast is the brand's lowest sodium turkey and the newest addition to its expansive line of lower sodium products. As of 2011, there are nearly 50 million Americans at risk for high blood...

British Teen Collapses After Lifelong McNugget Addiction
2012-01-31 08:20:05

A 17-year-old British factory worker who ate little else but McDonald´s Chicken McNuggets and fries for 15 years was rushed to a hospital earlier this week when she collapsed at work struggling the breathe. Stacey Irvine — who says she has never tasted fresh fruit or vegetables — arrived at the hospital so deficient in vitamins and nutrients that she had to be injected with them.  Her anemic condition had caused inflamed veins to develop on her tongue. And while...

2012-01-28 08:00:00

Organic Soap and Spa, manufacturer of over 150 organic and natural bath, body and beauty products released a new addition to their Black Cherry line of products. Black Cherry Salt Scrub is available in an 8 oz jar for $9.25. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 28, 2012 Organic Soap and Spa is proud to announce a new product available nationwide: Black Cherry Salt Scrub. The Black Cherry Salt Scrub, like all of Organic Soap and Spas´ salt scrubs, is a 100% organic formula. Black Cherry Salt...

2012-01-19 13:45:00

The Salt Institute has released an animated video explaining the background of the scientist known as the Salt Guru. The video shows how the Salt Guru became fascinated with NaCl and what he calls its “miracle molecules” critical for health, water conditioning and safe passage on snowy winter roads. (PRWEB) January 19, 2012 The Salt Institute has released an animated video explaining the background of the scientist known as the Salt Guru. “We hope this mini-biography...


Latest Salt Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 18:44:16

In chemistry, salt is a general term used for ionic compounds composed of positively charged cations and negatively charged anions, so that the product is neutral and without a net charge. These ions can be inorganic (Cl-) as well as organic (CH3-COO-) and monoatomic (F-) as well as polyatomic ions (SO42-). Solutions of salts in water are called electrolytes. Electrolytes as well as molten salts conduct electricity. Zwitterions are salts that contain an anionic center and a cationic...

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