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A closer look at the Salty Six

A closer look at the Salty Six

Learn about the Salty Six - surprising foods that contribute the most sodium to our diets. Let’s look at these foods in more detail. How did they get on this list, and how can you keep them from packing excess sodium into your diet?

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Baking Without Salt

Baking Without Salt

Jane Maynard, of This Week for Dinner, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Curator this fall.

Baking Without Salt Baking can get a little tricky when you're trying to limit or eliminate salt. The good news is there are great tips, swaps and tricks out there for baking without salt that yield results that are just as delicious as the original!

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Changing my diet to help prevent high blood pressure

Changing my diet to help prevent high blood pressure

Tara Jefferson, of The Renaissance Suite, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger today.

After years of skipping my annual physical, I finally made an appointment to go this past March. I couldn’t call myself a self-care coach if I hadn't gotten a full medical work up since my son was born in 2008. That just doesn't work.

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Help control sodium by cooking at home more

Help control sodium by cooking at home more

Heather Flett and Whitney Moss, of Rookie Moms, are joining the Sodium Blog as Guest Bloggers today.

Did you already know that cooking at home is one of the best things you can do to reduce salt intake? While eating out is yummy and convenient, restaurants may use more butter, salt and sugar than a home cook.

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7 Simple Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

7 Simple Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

Can you believe it’s that time of year again already? Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season with meals that fill us with memories and warmth. Unfortunately, sometimes an uninvited guest arrives during our holiday celebrations: sneaky salt.

What makes salt so sneaky during the holidays an what can we do about it?

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Six First Steps to a Lower Sodium Diet

Six First Steps to a Lower Sodium Diet

Jane Maynard, of This Week for Dinner, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Curator this fall.

New to the whole lower sodium way of eating? Getting started can feel a bit intimidating. This guide for beginning a lower sodium diet from The Kitchn is sure to make this new adventure much less scary.

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Watching Sodium Levels to Heal Thyself

Watching Sodium Levels to Heal Thyself

Danielle Smith, of Extraordinary Mommy, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger today.

I've always considered myself a healthy girl. By that, I mean, I'm fairly active, my diet has always included plenty of fruits and vegetables and I've been lucky to never find myself in an 'overweight' category. But for the past eight or nine months, something has been wrong.

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Sodium Topics at the AHAs Scientific Sessions 2016

Sodium Topics at the AHAs Scientific Sessions 2016

This week, the American Heart Association brought together top scientists and researchers to Scientific Sessions 2016, an event featuring five days of the best in science and cardiovascular research. A few of these researchers introduced new results from the latest sodium research. Want to learn more? Check out these headlines for the latest sodium science information revealed this week, along with excerpts from the articles.

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Lower Sodium Snack Ideas That Will Satisfy Your Taste Buds

Lower Sodium Snack Ideas That Will Satisfy Your Taste Buds

Diane Nassy, of Philzendia, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger today.

My husband Philip suffers from high blood pressure. Because of this we have been working hard on trying to cut back on sodium.  We started by cutting down the salt we used when cooking and ditched the salt shakers. Along the way, we realized that even though we were not adding additional salt to meals, some store bought, processed and prepackaged foods were harboring large amounts of hidden sodium that were derailing our carefully planned diet.

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