In the U.S., at least one state is taking on salt - using the legislative process to curb excessive use of the mineral in an effort to encourage (or force, depending on how you look at it) healthier eating.
In case you didn't know - many Americans (it’s a global thing, really) are consuming too much salt. In fact, 90 percent of Americans are exceeding their recommended max of one teaspoon of sodium per day according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. And while that's a startling number, the good news is that 60 percent of Americans are doing something about it - trying to cut back on salt, or eliminate it completely from their diets.
Now, when those 60 percent go out to eat – “cutting back” becomes a different story. They aren't as concerned about sodium as they are at home - and that's causing many U.S. restaurant brands to be a little tardy when it comes to decreasing the amount off sodium in their menu items.