You have more control over the food you prepare at home than the ready-to-eat foods in stores or restaurants. Why? Because restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, and other food retailers decide which ingredients are added to the food on their menus.
Even foods that don’t taste extra creamy, sweet, or salty can be full of calories, saturated fat, added sugars, and salt. Today, we’re talking about ways you can dine out smarter, and we’ve got restaurant-worthy meals that you can cook at home for even more control!
This week, we’re all about enjoying naturally great-tasting foods again. By one recent estimate, more than half the calories, nearly 90% of added sugars, and 71% of the sodium we eat comes from processed and restaurant foods. So even if you never touch the salt shaker, sugar bowl, or butter dish, you could be getting too much.
Thinking about reducing the sodium in your and your family’s diet? You’ve come to the right place! We’ll show you how too much sodium sneaks into your diet and how it hurts your health, and share tips for kissing that excess salt goodbye. And, we’ll give you the tools you need to take action and change the foods you eat.
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For the health of all Americans