After cancer, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in Canada. This is a harsh reality that the Canadian government is actively taking steps to remedy by educating the population about the risk of high blood pressure as a result of excessive sodium consumption.
Health Canada’s recent Sodium Intake of Canadians in 2017 report shows that Canadians consume on average of 2760 milligrams (mg) of sodium each day, almost double the recommended daily amount of sodium. When it comes to our children, 72% of Canadian children between the ages of 4-13 are consuming more than the recommended limits.
Major changes need to be made to reduce sodium consumption across all categories and the Government of Canada is making efforts with the proposed front-of-package label regulations. You can learn more about this initiative in our article Upcoming Front of Package Label Regulations. The Sodium Intake of Canadians in 2017 report, released Monday, July 23rd, 2018, supports the need for continued efforts, as outlined in Health Canada’s healthy eating strategy.
At Cambrian, we are doing our part by partnering with ingredient suppliers from around the world that support these sodium reduction efforts.
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