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3,400: Multiple peer-reviewed studies published to date demonstrate that when sodium intakes fall below 3,400 mg/day (the amount the average American consumes) a rapid rise in plasma renin and aldosterone occurs and may result in insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, increased mortality from congestive heart failure and types 1 and 2 diabetes, more frequent cardiovascular events, cognition loss, stress, dehydration and overall increased morbidity and mortality.
Hawaiian pineapple plantations produce about how much of the world’s crop?
A. 25 percent
B. About one-third
C. 50 percent
D. About two-thirds
Answer at bottom of rail.
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Food Quiz answer
- B. (Hawaii pineapple plantations produce almost a third of the world’s crop and supply about 60 percent of canned pineapple products.)