(AP) — A salt shaker sits next to an advisory at a Boston Market restaurant in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, May 14, 2014.
Boston Market has removed the salt shakers from the tables in their restaurants nationwide. A surprising new report questions how sharply Americans should cut back on salt. Make no mistake: Most Americans eat way too much, not just from salt shakers but because of sodium in processed foods. The Institute of Medicine said Tuesday there's no evidence that cutting well below established guidelines offers any benefit — even though that's recommended for certain people at high risk of heart disease. There are some suggestions that going way too low might harm certain patients. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)