The Government ‘Nutrition Police’ Are Going After Salt

Some people may want higher sodium products. This is their prerogative and the federal government shouldn’t interfere in their fundamental freedom to eat what they want. The FDA doesn’t take into account the complexity of dietary choices and the unintended consequences of its actions.

If sodium content is reduced across the board, what impact would that have on dietary decisions? Would Americans eat more “salty” foods in general to meet their desire for sodium? Would they merely add salt to their food?

Just as dietary decisions are complex, so too are dietary needs. Individuals can make better choices, often in consultation with their physicians, to best meet their own health needs. Further, if consumers demand lower sodium food, the market will respond accordingly.

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