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How to Eat Less Sodium at Restaurants

How to Eat Less Sodium at Restaurants

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

When you're trying to eat a low-sodium diet, eating at restaurants can be especially challenging. Restaurant foods are one of the biggest sources of hidden sodium, making it quite tricky to go out and keep the sodium down.

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5 Ways to Lower Salt

5 Ways to Lower Salt

Sharon Sprague, of Umommy, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger today. 

Most people who love to cook know that salt can be your secret ingredient, giving whatever you’re making that extra “POW.” If you were to peek into my kitchen, you would see the container of Kosher salt within arms’ reach at all times. A “generous pinch” of salt s typically on the ingredient list of most recipes I use. Until now.

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Discovering a Low-Sodium Diet

Discovering a Low-Sodium Diet

Mary Helen Leonard, of Mary Makes Good, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger today.

My path to the kitchen has been a winding one. When I started my first full-time job at just sixteen, I had no grand plans beyond escaping the drudgery of high school. The fact that I was working in a sandwich shop, spending my days slicing vegetables and assembling submarines didn’t seem particularly significant at the time.

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Lower Sodium Breakfast Ideas

Lower Sodium Breakfast Ideas

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

Many breakfast foods contain high amounts of sodium (we're looking at you, bacon). But never fear! There are plenty of great lower sodium options out there to get your day started on the right lower sodium foot.

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Lowering Sodium: 5 Ways My Family Is Cutting Back On Salt

Lowering Sodium: 5 Ways My Family Is Cutting Back On Salt

Aliah Davis, of The Get Fit Diva, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger today.

It is no big secret that heart health is extremely important to me and my family. Making healthy food choices and keeping active are two choices that are essential. Growing up, there were many family members that suffered from high blood pressure so I was hyperaware that I need to watch my sodium intake. African-Americans are at higher risk of developing health problems related to salt consumption.

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Reducing Sodium to Avoid High Blood Pressure

Reducing Sodium to Avoid High Blood Pressure

Veronica Arreola, of Viva La Feminista, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger today.

This December I’ll be 42. That puts me at t-minus five years until I am as old as my mom was when she died. FIVE YEARS. No one does know how long, but most of us do want to live to be little old ladies and men. One thing I am trying to get a hold of is my health. My mom died of diabetes and my dad, thankfully still with us, is battling high blood pressure and heart disease. So yeah, I have a lot of work cut out for me.

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A blueprint for healthy eating

A blueprint for healthy eating

For the first time, the American Heart Association has issued a blueprint for healthier eating.

A scientific statement released on October 26, 2016 translates nutrition recommendations into a healthy eating pattern. Today, our blog will talk about the new recommendations and what they mean for you.

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6 Ways To Lower Sodium for Caregivers and Parents

6 Ways To Lower Sodium for Caregivers and Parents

Liz O’Donnell, of Working Daughter, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger this week.

When my mother was in hospice and my sister and I were staying with her round-the-clock, caring for ourselves fell off of our to-do lists. As my mother was dying, my sister and I were just trying to survive.

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How a Salt Lover Discovered the Beauty of Lower-Sodium Eating

How a Salt Lover Discovered the Beauty of Lower-Sodium Eating

Jane Maynard is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Curator this fall. Over the coming months Jane will share some of her favorite sources around the web to help inspire you to eat and live well -- and break up with salt!

I have a confession to make: I love salt. Love. I know that this is a funny way to kick off a blog post in support of the American Heart Association’s effort to help us break up with salt. On the other hand, I think it’s a perfect way to kick things off! If a salt lover like me can care about reducing sodium, then there is hope for all of us!

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