New York restaurants will mark the salt content of food for the first time to reduce the risk of heart disease
[global synthesis report] according to the British Guardian on December 1, in order to reduce the public's risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease, the health department of New York decided that from the 1st local time, many chain restaurants will mark high sodium food on their menus. New York will become the first city in the United States to mark the salt content of food
it is reported that any dish with a sodium content of more than one teaspoon (about 2300 mg) will be marked with a small salt bottle in the black triangle. In September this year, the health department of New York voted to pass the resolution in real name, but this resolution only applies to catering groups with at least 15 chain stores in the United States, including franchised stores in some cinemas and stadiums
it is reported that marking high salt food on the menu can form an anti-corrosion coating on the surface of items, which will let those customers who prefer fast food know that these restaurants are not as healthy as traditional and high-tech enterprises. Dr. Howard wentraub, deputy director of the langney Center for cardiovascular disease prevention at New York University, said: "the public easily consumes more than 2300 mg of sodium per day." Many nutritionists recommend that people consume up to one teaspoon of sodium per day. The average daily intake of New Yorkers is at least 3200 mg sodium, with African Americans and Hispanics having the highest sodium intake
according to the statistics of the U.S. Department of health, cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death for New Yorkers. In 2013, cardiovascular diseases killed nearly 17000 people. Studies have shown that excessive sodium intake can lead to higher blood pressure, which increases the risk of stroke and heart disease
researchers say that paying attention to the sodium content of food can encourage people to change their bad eating habits and pay more attention to their own health. "If you just don't eat salt, the situation won't be much better. However, once people start to pay attention to sodium intake, they may pay attention to a healthier lifestyle, such as getting off the bus one stop earlier and walking to work; climbing several more floors instead of taking the elevator. By 2020, their weight will drop."
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