Hospital Meals Exceed Sodium Recommendations

Canadian researchers have discovered that hospital food may not be as healthy as it should be–at least in sodium. They sampled standard hospital menus in which patients did not pick their own choices, and found that 100% exceeded the adequate daily intake of 1500 mg of sodium per day. Even worse, 86% of the meals exceeded the maximum recommended level of 2300 mg. This suggests that hospitals are serving prepared foods rather than preparing them from natural ingredients.

PositiveTip: Encourage your local hospital to serve meals lower in sodium.