According to a 2015 report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), salt still remains one of the major health hazards of American diets. Despite an increase of awareness of the dangers of high salt usage, little has changed over the last ten years. More than 90 percent of children and 89 percent of adults consume more sodium than is recommended, almost twice as much.
The average American's salt intake is about 3,400 milligrams a day, more than twice the American Heart Association's recommended limit of 1,500 milligrams! It's important to note that little of that excess salt actually comes from the salt shaker. More than 75% of people’s salt consumption comes from eating processed or restaurant foods.