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Your Day in Sodium

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How Much Sodium Do You Need?

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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

3 Ways to Cut 1,000 mg of Sodium

Submitted by admin on Thu, 12/16/2010 - 08:32

Americans have a supersized salt habit. (On average we eat 3,400 milligrams of sodium in a day, which is about 11⁄2 teaspoons of salt.) If we—as a population—slashed sodium by about 1,000 mg (1⁄2 teaspoon) out of our daily diets, we’d lower our risk of heart disease by up to 9 percent, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Save salt with these 3 easy ways to trim 1,000 mg of sodium:

1. Trade a meaty personal-size pizza for a veggie version.

2. Eat 1 less tablespoon soy sauce with your sushi.

Holiday baking tip 2: Ditch the excess sodium

Submitted by admin on Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:12

Call me crazy, but when I think of the nutritional impact of sugar cookies, I think of sugar. Weird, right? I’m sure most people think of health concerns like added sugars and fats when eyeing a plate of snickerdoodles or tea cakes (or, you know, after you’ve polished off two or three). But for a great many people dealing with high blood pressure or heart disease, tasty baked treats carry another health concern: too much salt.