It’s safe to say that at one time, all of us had a toddler in our households or were a toddler ourselves. Many of you reading the Salty Scoop are probably caring for a toddler right now. And I’m sure that you are working hard to help your little one thrive. After all, many healthy habits can be formed in childhood – you have the power to set your child on a healthy path for life!
Does your age make any difference as to whether you should cut back on sodium? A study published yesterday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine looked at the effects of three different sodium levels among more than 2,600 people ages 71-80. The three levels were 1) less than 1,500 mg, 2) 1,500-2,300 mg, and 3) more than 2,300 mg.
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.
Pizza – it’s a fixture of the American diet, with about 1 in 8 Americans eating it on a given day.