You are right Felipe, many people do not read labels and understand the amount of salt they are getting in through regular processed foods. I find it very interesting that people add a lot of alt to food that is already quite high in salt content. Thus I believe there are a lot of people who have a very unhealthy salt addiction. Maybe as time goes on more people will start to realize they are consuming way too much salt.
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