• By Deborah Balzer

Mayo Clinic Minute: Less Salt Doesn't Mean Less Flavor

June 1, 2016

a burlap bag of salt spilled on a table
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a draft of voluntary guidelines encouraging food manufacturers, restaurants and food service operations to reduce sodium in prepared foods. The average American adult's salt intake is approximately 3,400 milligrams per day, which is more than the 2,300 milligrams per day recommended by the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans .

The goal of the new guidelines is to make a difference in salt intake when dining out; however, as an executive chef from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program demonstrates, there are ways to reduce salt in your kitchen. Jeff Olsen has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute.

Watch the Mayo Clinic Minute:

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:09) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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