Why You May Start to Feel Less Bloated Very Soon
The salt shaker is not exactly your best friend when you're feeling bloated. But it’s not just the table salt you add to food that’s upping your daily sodium intake and making you feel like you're busting out of your jeans. There’s salt lurking in tons of the packaged foods we consume, from cottage cheese to marinara sauce and bread. (Even certain brands of chicken breasts contain added salt.) But thanks to new guidelines issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month, it's going to get a little easier to score eats that don't secretly pack tons of sodium.
Here's what's going down: The FDA set targets for the gradual reduction of sodium in packaged and prepared foods over the next 10 years in an effort to help consumers reduce their daily salt consumption. (The average American consumes 3,400 milligrams a day.) Sounds like a smart plan, eh? We rang up some experts to find out just how beneficial the new guidelines will be for your bloat.