New Dietary Guidelines recommend using herbs to reduce sodium

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New Dietary Guidelines recommend using herbs to reduce sodium

The recently released 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) urges Americans to help reduce their sodium by using spices and herbs.

According to the Dietary Guidelines, Americans should consume less than 2,300 milligrams per day. However, according to a news release from McCormick & Company, Americans consume 3,440 milligrams daily—nearly 50 percent higher the recommended daily intake.

“We know that great flavor is the key to consistently making healthy choices,” said Alan Wilson, McCormick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “That’s where spices and herbs can help. By learning to prepare foods with spices and herbs, people can meet dietary guidelines for sodium without sacrificing taste. We offer more than 450 salt-free and reduced sodium products in the U.S. to help people do just that.”

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