Some of us might find this bordering on the ridiculous. Salt and soda. Think about it; most of us probably over-do it when it comes to flavoring food and drinking beverages. So isn’t that our business?
Apparently, New York City and San Francisco want to make salt and soda respectively their business, because these huge cities are about to bring the hammer down on bad nutrition. Susan McGalla doesn’t really agree with that.
It’s true. New York City will now be adding a salt warning label at chain restaurants, asking you to think before indulging in foods that contain a high sodium content. Meanwhile San Francisco on the other side of the map, will begin banning sugary soda advertisements on public property.
According to NBCNews.com, New York City is already proposing that if your favorite chain restaurant item contains more than one teaspoon of salt in it, then a small symbol resembling a salt shaker will appear on the food product menu.
The feds claim that Americans are consuming too much salt which can raise blood pressure and potentially lead to stroke and heart attack.
In the city by the bay, sodas contain too much sugar and can cause health issues like diabetes and weight gain. Therefore, the assault on sugary drinks will require health warnings in San Francisco and the use of city funds to buy these sodas will be forbidden.
Suddenly craving a coke and fries!