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Stand up for better nutrition for kids in 2015

Hello, Salty Scoop readers! For the last post of 2014, I am turning the blog over to my colleague Kristy Anderson, the American Heart Association's Government Relations Manager for Prevention. Kristy is an expert in nutrition policy issues, and in...

10 Food Swaps for Healthier Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing, so you’re probably enjoying your favorite holiday foods and are faced with all sorts of goodies at parties. A healthy eating pattern can still include reasonable portions of holiday favorites, especially if you can swap in some healthier ingredients.

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America has some of the world’s saltiest pizza - here’s 5 tips for a healthier slice

Pizza – it’s a fixture of the American diet, with about 1 in 8 Americans eating it on a given day.

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Craving salt? Try these 5 flavor alternatives.

Even though the vast majority Americans eat much more sodium than our bodies need, some people say they experience cravings for salty foods. It's debatable whether these cravings are just a mental thing or represent a true bodily need for...

Lots of salt sneaks into restaurant foods, but these tips can help

It’s no surprise that a lot of restaurant meals are high in sodium.

In fact, almost 25 percent of the sodium in Americans’ diets comes from restaurant foods. This means it’s mostly outside of your control, because it’s already added to your food by the restaurant. Even foods that don’t taste salty can be swimming in sodium.

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Break up with excess sodium – take the pledge today!

The American Heart Association debuted this new sodium website in summer 2014, when I introduced you to our new “I love you salt, but you’re breaking my heart” campaign and the pledge to end your love affair with salt. Since then, thousands of people have taken the pledge to break up with excess salt. And we’re still looking for more!

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Don’t be a turkey – avoid the salt bloat this Thanksgiving!

With just a week before Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday foods are on the brain – Grandma’s homemade stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and roasted sweet potatoes, to name a few. I'm also looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with family and friends, and if you're like me, you'd prefer not to spend it feeling bloated from eating too much salt. And no one wants to be bloated while shopping for new clothes on Black Friday!

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What does sodium have to do with stroke?

Today, October 29, is World Stroke Day. Most people know that too much sodium can increase your risk of high blood pressure, but did you know that it can increase your risk for stroke too? World Stroke Day is a...

Slash salt but not flavor with this recipe

 

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