Our Salted Diet

As health experts make fresh attacks on excessive sodium in the American diet, Mintel polling last month found many consumers taking this concern with an unproverbial grain of salt. Thirty-four percent pay no mind to their salt intake; 22 percent control the amount they add to foods but don’t heed what’s already there. Twenty-six percent check labels for sodium but don’t systematically restrict their intake. Just 18 percent assign high importance to seeking low-sodium foods.