June 12, 2013 While there's been quite a debate lately about whether salt in the modern American diet is risky, there's no question that a massive amount of salt ingested quickly can lead to death. A young man in Virginia who chugged a bottle of soy sauce survived after prompt, aggressive medical treatment.
May 20, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we celebrate an expert panel's recommendations about salt intake by taking in as much salt as we can, with The Saltwich.
May 15, 2013 A low-sodium diet may cause more health problems than a medium-sodium diet, a new report found. But some health advocates say focusing on the potential risks of a low-sodium diet distracts from the more important conversation about how to get Americans to start consuming less salt.
December 20, 2012 Food manufacturers have been quietly reducing sodium by tiny amounts in popular foods like crackers for years now. That's because if products are marked "low sodium," consumers won't buy them. But companies are also working on ways to deliver more salt taste with less sodium.
December 20, 2012 Many health experts say we should eat less salt, but that's not easy. Salt is added to almost everything that we cook or bake. Are we born with a taste for that much salt, or do we just like what we've always eaten? Scientists say it's some of both.
September 21, 2012 In honor of our first birthday today here at The Salt, we delve into the mysteries of our namesake rock. Why do low-salt foods taste bad? Do you need hand-harvested red Hawaiian salt? Read on.
September 17, 2012 Kids' high salt consumption is putting them at risk for illnesses linked to high blood pressure. The association between salt and blood pressure was highest in kids who are already overweight, the CDC says.
April 16, 2012 Fast-food items in the U.S. are much saltier than the same items in Europe, according to new research. France and the United Kingdom had the least salty food overall.
August 5, 2011 As many as 70 percent of 8-month-old babies consumed too much sodium, according to a study in the U.K. Many infants are eating the wrong kinds of foods — like canned, processed fare, researchers say. But even seemingly healthful options like bread and cereals can be loaded with salt.
July 11, 2011 Consuming lots of salt and too little potassium is linked to a higher death risk, a study finds. The result underscore recommendations to cut down on sodium and eat more fruits and vegetables.
May 4, 2011 A provocative European study suggests that moderate salt intake might be no problem and that diets very low in salt could be a recipe for trouble. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sticking to its low-salt guns.