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Healthy Recipes from a Real Woman Chef

This Heart Month, we want to inspire you at eat smart and enjoy delicious recipes. Go Red For Women 2016-17 Real Woman Chef Amanda DeJesus shares our vision to keep you inspired and eating healthy this month. She knows that eating a heart-healthy diet can be delicious and fulfilling. That’s why she’s working with us on five new delicious, heart-healthy dishes that are full of flavor and color, without the extra sodium.

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Even Healthy Food Can Have More Sodium than You Think

You try and make healthy choices for your family, but it’s hard to stop what you can’t see. The food industry adds salt and sodium to foods before it even reaches your dinner table. About three-quarters of our daily sodium intake in America comes from salt added to foods during processing.

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Sodium Warning Labels on NYC Menus Keep You Better Informed

Now, there is a new way for you to know about the sodium in restaurant foods. Today, the New York Supreme Court ruled that sodium warning labels will be placed on restaurant menus. Now, you will know whether a particular restaurant dish contains 2,300 mg of sodium or more.

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21 ingredients (that mean sodium) to watch on the label

There are many ways that sneaky salt can find its way into your food. Today, we explore the ways sodium can be sneaky and show up on the ingredients list of your favorite food. We’ll show you the words to watch for when comparing food labels so you can choose the option with the least amount of sodium.

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Why Wear Red on National Wear Red Day?

Ask any stylist, job coach or dating expert and they’ll tell you that red stands out. Eyes are immediately drawn to it. Some even say that the color red is a confidence booster and makes you feel powerful. Maybe that’s why we chose the color red to signify our fight against the No. 1 killer in women. Maybe it’s just a coincidence that it’s also the color of our hearts.

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Healthy School Lunch Law Thrives

Soon, more kids will have school lunches that have healthier levels of sodium. Recently the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it was moving forward with the second goal of lowering sodium for school lunches set to go in place for school year 2017-2018, while giving schools that need the time an extra year to catch up. The American Heart Association thinks this is a big deal and praised the agency for the move. But what does this mean?

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How to help your kids eat healthy - Salty Six for Kids

What our kids eats today can impact them for a lifetime. Helping your kid eat healthy can certainly be a challenge, but it’s worth it – especially because we know that kids’ preferences for salty-tasting foods are shaped early in life.

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How to #BreakUpWithSalt in 4 easy steps

Knowing how to reduce the sodium you eat is one thing, but there are also ways you can spread the word about sneaky sodium and ask the food industry to change.

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Sodium Can Be Sneaky - 9 tips to lower sodium in meals and snacks

There’s no question that sodium can be sneaky. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks can add up to a whopping 4,000 mg of sodium. That’s way more than what the American Heart Association recommends for how much sodium you should eat. And, we know that about ¾ of the sodium we eat coming from restaurant, prepackaged and processed foods!

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