One Dimensional Nutrition Policies
It is easy to single out certain nutrients and blame them for the poor health of the nation. e.g. High sodium in snack foods.
However recent research shows that the greatest dietary intake of sodium comes from staples like bread, breakfast cereals, milk products and meat!
Futhermore, the hypertensive aspect of sodium is 10 times worse when we are deficient or have an imbalance in other minerals like potassium, copper/zinc, magnesium/calcium and selenium which contribute to blood vessel elasticity.
Instead of condemning food for its sodium content we should be examining its lack of trace minerals due to overprocessing and poor on-farm practices.