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Lower Sodium Intake May Not Be Healthiest Option
2013-05-15 11:23:21

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most studies that examine the link between sodium consumption and health outcomes support recommendations that lower sodium intake is necessary to combat serious health risks such as heart disease and stroke. However, new evidence from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests that lowering sodium intake to below 2,300mg per day could also lead to adverse health effects. On average, Americans today consume more than 3,400 mg of...

2013-05-14 23:20:04

The Salt Institute responds to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) review of studies that examine links between sodium consumption and health outcomes. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a review of studies that examine links between sodium consumption and health outcomes. The review raises questions about possible harm caused by sodium reduction efforts and recognizes that blood pressure is only one of many factors that should be considered in...

Restaurants, Processed Foods Still Exceed Recommended Daily Nutritional Limits
2013-05-14 09:03:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Efforts to reduce sodium in processed food and fast food have been slow and inconsistent, and menu offerings at many independent and small chain restaurants often times contain two to three times the recommended caloric needs of an individual adult for a single meal, according to two research papers published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In one study, Dr. Michael F. Jacobson, Executive Director of the Center for...

2013-05-04 23:00:39

The Cooking Salt Processing industry is firmly ingrained into the food sector of the economy. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Cooking Salt Processing industry in Australia to its growing industry report collection. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) May 05, 2013 The Cooking Salt Processing industry is firmly ingrained into the food sector of the economy. Food manufacturers and processors require salt products for a multitude of uses ranging from...

Potatoes May Fight Potassium Deficiency Pandemic
2013-04-24 07:53:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research presented Tuesday at the annual Experimental Biology 2013 conference in Boston, Massachusetts points to a link between consuming white potatoes and an increased intake of potassium. According to the study, for each additional kilocalorie of white potatoes consumed by adults 19 years of age and older, there was a corresponding 1.6 mg increase in potassium intake as well as a 1.7 mg increase among children and teenagers...

More Potassium, Less Salt In Diet Increases Health Benefits
2013-04-05 14:15:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Three new coordinated reviews have concluded one thing: Taking in less salt and more potassium reduces the risk of stroke and could make you live longer. These studies found that reducing the amount of salt in a diet can lower blood pressure, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. Additionally, an increase in potassium can also help heart functions without adversely effecting kidney functions or hormone levels....

Shaking The Salt Addiction
2013-03-28 12:35:45

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While it is easy enough today to head down to the grocery store and pick up a container of salt, in earlier times, salt wasn´t so readily available or even affordable. One of the oldest natural preservatives and seasonings, salt has long been essential to life. And in parts of the world where salt was hard to obtain, it was sometimes traded ounce for ounce with gold. This resulted in a salt trade from North Africa to...


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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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