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Low-Sodium Healthy Aging Meal Plan: 2,000 Calories

This healthy aging meal plan provides healthy amounts of protein, fiber and calcium (the nutrients you need more of as you age) and utilizes fresh ingredients, herbs and spices to pack in flavor while keeping the sodium low (below 1,500 mg). With plenty of hearty whole grains, lean protein, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats, this 1-day low-sodium meal plan will do your body good as you age.

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