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1-Day Low-Sodium Healthy-Pregnancy Meal Plan: 2,200 calories

Some women experience a condition known as preeclampsia during their pregnancy, which may require a low-sodium diet to control symptoms like high-blood pressure and fluid build-up. If you've been diagnosed with preeclampsia by your doctor, you will likely be asked to limit the amount of salt you're eating each day.

How not to overdose on salt

Submitted by admin on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:31

Limiting sodium is important for healthy blood pressure and overall heart health. Yet most of us consume, on average, 3,400 milligrams of sodium each day. That’s much more than the daily 2,300 mg recommended limit put out in the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines. (If that sounds like a lot to you, keep in mind it’s the equivalent of just 1 teaspoon of table salt.)

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Heart-Healthy Tip #9: Sum Up the Sodium of Your Servings

Submitted by admin on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 12:48
Sum Up the Sodium of Your Servings: Nutrition Facts labels list nutrient amounts for one serving—but often we eat more than one. If you eat two servings, be sure to double all the nutrient numbers, not just the calories. A whole can of soup, for example, may look fine from a caloric perspective but eating it could send you soaring past the recommended daily limit for sodium. More Ways to Cut Sodium: Low-Sodium Dinner Recipes

Heart-Healthy Tip #12: When It Comes to Sodium, Shop Around

Submitted by admin on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 12:31
When It Comes to Sodium, Shop Around. Comparing the sodium content for similar foods can save hundreds of milligrams of sodium. For example, the sodium content for frozen pizzas ranges from 450 mg to more than 1,200 mg. The range among salad dressings is 110 to 505 mg. Salsas: 120 to 240 mg. More Ways to Cut Sodium: Low-Sodium Dinner Recipes

Your Day in Sodium

Submitted by admin on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 13:10
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How Much Sodium Do You Need?

Submitted by admin on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:22