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According to the Institute of Medicine’s Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake, citing Danaei et al., 2009, “High dietary sodium intake, compared to the other dietary risk factors examined (i.e., low omega-3 fatty acids, high trans fatty acids, alcohol use, low intake of fruits and vegetables, low polyunsaturated fatty acids as an indicator of high saturated fat intake), was associated with more attributable deaths than any of the other single dietary factors.” 

 

Furthermore, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), in its 2010 Dietary Guidelines, now advocates a daily intake of 1500 mg of sodium, in line with the American Heart Association’s recommendations for salt-sensitive individuals.

 

We at LowSodiumHotSauce.com seek to serve the community of chili-heads who want their heat fix minus the side of salt!  :)

 

Per the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling guidelines for sodium…

Claims for sodium (per serving)
Sodium free or salt free: less than 5 mg
Very low sodium: 35 mg or less
Low sodium: 140 mg or less
Reduced sodium or less sodium: at least 25% less sodium than the regular version