Government looking at nation’s staggering salt intake

Salt (KXAN file photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The federal government is taking aim at how much salt we eat. Currently, Americans eat 3,400 milligrams of sodium everyday.

Heart Hospital of Austin Dietitian Megan Anderson joined us in the KXAN studio to discuss how to cut your salt consumption.

The CDC wants to lower the nation’s salt consumption to 2,300 a day. The American Heart Association says we should eat only 1,500 milligrams daily. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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