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Special Reports November 2014 Issue

Take Charge!

You may be surprised at the sources of sodium in your diet. Although a teaspoon and a half of salt contains about 3,400 milligrams of sodium—the average US adult’s daily intake, by some estimates—most dietary sodium doesn’t come from your salt shaker. In fact, according to a 2012 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, the number-one source of sodium in the US diet is bread.

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