The country’s food industry is embarking on a project to educate consumers over the human body’s requirements for sodium. The principal way sodium is ingested is with salt.
The Cámara Costarricense de la Industria Alimentaria said its members would be active in trying to reduce the consumption of sodium. Sodium is linked to heart disease and strokes.
The chamber said it would urge a balanced diet, nutritional education and fight against a sedentary lifestyle. It also said that the greater percentage of the ingestion of sodium comes from food prepared in the home.