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New science reveals two key reasons to eat less salt

Many of us are finding that we can enjoy delicious foods with less salt. New science from the Journal of the American Heart Association adds even more support to our efforts to break up with excess salt. For about three...

Are you among the millions of Americans trying to slash salt?

There are lots of health authorities telling Americans to cut back on salt, but how many of us are actually heeding that advice? In a prior blog post, I shared results from an American Heart Association survey that posed this...

Help us thank Nestlé for reducing sodium - through June 30, 2015

Earlier this month, there was good news for everyone who is trying to cut back on excess salt—the multinational food company Nestlé announced it would reduce sodium in some of its frozen pizzas and snacks, without affecting their taste! The...

Warning labels could be coming for high-sodium restaurant items

Restaurant foods are notorious for being high in salt, and almost 25 percent of the sodium in Americans’ diets comes from these foods. Most of that sodium is added by the restaurant or its ingredient supplier before it gets to...

Reduce sodium, reduce health care costs

You know that reducing sodium is good for America's health, but it is also expected to be good for its pocketbook too. That's because excess sodium boosts blood pressure, and high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease....

May is Blood Pressure Education Month

As a leading risk factor for death in both men and women, high blood pressure is worthy of a designated awareness month to encourage Americans to check, change, and control it. In addition to its year-round efforts related to blood...

Boost the flavor and lower the salt in homemade soup

Who doesn't like a steamy bowl of soup on a cold or rainy day, or a chilled soup when it's warm outside? Soups come in all varieties. They also vary in how much sodium or salt they contain. If you're familiar...

One-third of shoppers look for low-salt and reduced-sodium

When you shop for groceries, do you look for foods labeled "low sodium," "reduced salt" or "reduced sodium"? A new survey found that about a third of Americans specifically look for and buy foods with these labels when they're grocery...

Cookbooks and recipes for lower sodium meals

 

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