Tag Archive: reducing sodium intake

What’s Shaking…Too Much Salt

March 10 – 16, 2017 is National Salt Awareness Week. Salt is the main source of sodium in the American diet.  Sodium is a mineral only needed by the body in small amounts.  It is found in foods, mostly as sodium chloride.

Sodium has an important role in maintaining good health, however, over-consumption of …

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To Salt or Not to Salt? Reasonable Tips for Sodium Control

It’s a fact. We need salt in our diets. Our bodies need sodium, which we usually get through salt, to maintain fluid balance and blood volume. Unfortunately, most of us consume at least twice as much sodium as we need.

The main culprit for sodium intake is not the salt we sprinkle on food, …

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month

Celebrating the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Nutrition Month each March is the perfect time to focus on your health needs and set new nutritional goals. A couple of key messages for this year’s theme include discovering new ways to prepare meals that trim sodium and practicing mindful eating behaviors. Make …

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Hypertension and Your Health

For World Health Day on April 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) chose to highlight high blood pressure as a major public health concern.  This chronic disease is responsible for increasing the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are the leading causes of death in the United States.  The …

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