Red cover with white specks like spilled salt

Salt Wars: The Battle Over the Biggest Killer in the American Diet

by Michael F. Jacobson Author and Tom Frieden Foreword

High sodium is deadly, and consistent studies have linked sodium intake to high blood pressure, strokes, and heart attacks. Excess sodium in American diets has been linked to as many as 100,000 deaths per year, plus billions of dollars in healthcare costs. Yet salt is everywhere, in excess, throughout our diet, and salt has never faced the same regulatory attention that sugar or fat have. This book explores how food industry insiders and a small group of scientists have fought efforts to reduce sodium in our foods, and discusses ways other countries are reducing dietary salt and steps we can take right now to lower sodium in our own diets.

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Comments & Reviews


My partner says this is her favorite vegan cookbook. All the recipes are simple easy and most of all delicious!


My best introduction to vegan cooking. You know, a girl can get tired of eating spaghetti, rice and beans, and plain potato chips.
Thanks to this excellent book I'm now the best cook on the block!


These ladies you see here on the cover are my new HEROES. There's this recipe in here for this vegan chocolate pecan pie---took 10 min to make, and I am now sick to my stomach because it was so good I couldn't stop eating it. Every recipe I've made was easy and great tasting, and the book isn't preachy in the slightest, which, as a new vegetarian working up to veganism, was a relief. If you cook, you'll love this thing. No lie.