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Sleep Well for High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

Sleep Well for High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

Mayday! Most of us aren’t getting enough sleep and that’s no small thing. But don’t worry, we got you. Our Healthy For Good™ movement is dedicating May to better sleep in a quest to help you Be Well. We can’t think of a better time than May, which is National High Blood Pressure Education Month, to get started on prioritizing those ZZZs and start reaping the health benefits.

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Are you ready to outsmart eating out? Enter our contest!

Are you ready to outsmart eating out? Enter our contest!

Are you a master of making smart choices when eating at a restaurant or choosing processed foods? Show us how you #EatSmart in honor of upcoming American Stroke Month and High Blood Pressure Awareness Month.

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Voluntary Sodium Targets Predicted to Reduce Costs and Improve Lives

Voluntary Sodium Targets Predicted to Reduce Costs and Improve Lives

We’ve talked a lot about the FDA’s draft voluntary sodium targets that were published for public comment in June 2016.  The targets set voluntary limits on the amount of sodium in processed and restaurant foods, by food category. Since more than 70% of the sodium we eat comes from processed and restaurant foods, the American Heart Association has applauded FDA’s (and the food industry’s) efforts to reduce sodium in the food supply.

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Move More Month: Show us your move!

Move More Month: Show us your move!

While most people know exercise should be part of their daily routine, many don’t realize just how easy it is to add in physical activity to everyday activities. That’s what the American Heart Association’s Move More Month is all about. 

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Why Does Nutrition Matter?

Why Does Nutrition Matter?

This week, we encourage you to enjoy 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. 

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Dine In or Out Smarter

Dine In or Out Smarter

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! 

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Add color, not sugar, salt, or saturated fat

Add color, not sugar, salt, or saturated fat

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.

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Why Does Sugar Matter?

Why Does Sugar Matter?

Americans appear to love it. It’s in our schools, workplaces, community centers, and kitchen pantries.  We drink about 34 pounds of it every year. 
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New Article on Sodium Science

New Article on Sodium Science

This week, we wanted to bring to your attention a new article in our Heart Insight Magazine. 

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