Maybe it is just me but this year it seems to me that there is more salt (sodium) in commercial foods than I have noticed in the past. Examples include frozen vegetables (which I thought would be less salty than canned), refried beans in Mexican restaurants, and recently, a loaf of whole wheat sourdough bread fresh out of the oven at a big Farmers Market.
And these are just a few examples of many foods that have not tasted extra salty to me in the past. And, no, I have never added salt to my foods or added much salt in cooking so I have not changed my salt intake habits.
I have wondered if food sellers and cooks/chefs are adding more sodium for some reason. Or maybe my taste buds have suddenly gone weird for salt. It started the first of this year.
However, I had lunch with a couple recently, and they both said the very same thing about foods tasting saltier than previously. Others at the lunch did not have that experience. So, who knows?