But don’t shake it too hard. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, the salt intake you consume in a day may be surprising. In an article by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, shocking numbers from the Centers for Disease Control suggest that 90 percent of American adults eat more sodium than recommended. We get it, salt is bad. According to the FDA, throwing away your salt shaking habits (not related to dancing) may not be enough reduce your sodium intake to the recommended 2,300 daily milligrams. According to the FDA, the majority of sodium in the daily American diet comes from processed or prepared foods, which are easy to slip into your shopping cart when you hit up the supermarket aisles and fast food joints.
The FDA warns that too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure, and reducing sodium consumption could prevent “thousands of premature deaths.” And according to the CDC, “one in three Americans has high blood pressure.” But there’s good news! The FDA is implementing measures to adjust sodium levels in the industry at a gradual level in about 150 subcategories of food. Just remember that these reductions will only be in the amount of sodium the manufacturers use before packaging, not the salt you may or may not shake on that plate of tacos.
Check out some of these tasty weekend activities
Pokémon GO is not going anywhere anytime soon. Tonight, July 22, join in on the craze for the hunt of Pikachu and his friends at Cabezon Park in Rio Rancho at 9 p.m. The park will be open after hours so everyone can play the roam around hunting for the elusive characters, acquire helpful tips and hints to play safely, all while having a great time! More information can be found on the event’s Facebook Facebook page.
After three, hop-filled preliminary rounds of this year’s NM IPA Challenge presented by New Mexico Brewers Guild, a winner will be determined this Saturday, July 23 at Tractor Brewing Co. at Wells Park from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are available online for $20, and each ticket comes with a tasting flight, commemorative pint glass, and complimentary pint fill from each of the IPA Challenge entries. During this final stage, select from 15 local breweries including newcomers Quarter Celtic and Starr Brothers, and veterans like La Cumbre and Santa Fe Brewing Company.
After watching Holly Holm (hopefully) win this Saturday night’s “UFC Fight Night” bout with Valentina Shevchenko, come show your support for another standout Albuquerque athlete on Sunday, July 24. Athlete’s Edge is hosting Olympic medalist Jarrin Solomon for a special meet and greet from from noon-1 p.m. before he leaves to compete in the Rio Olympic Games. The owner Excel Cryotherapy and former standout sprinter at the University of New Mexico and La Cueva Hight School will sign autographs and take pictures with fans before heading off to compete for his home nation, Trinidad and Tobago, during this year’s 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero.
What are your plans this weekend?