Healthy for Good Blog
Are you a master of making smart choices when eating at a restaurant or choosing processed foods? Show us how you #EatSmart in honor of upcoming American Stroke Month and High Blood Pressure Awareness Month.
We’ve talked a lot about the FDA’s draft voluntary sodium targets that were published for public comment in June 2016. The targets set voluntary limits on the amount of sodium in processed and restaurant foods, by food category. Since more than 70% of the sodium we eat comes from processed and restaurant foods, the American Heart Association has applauded FDA’s (and the food industry’s) efforts to reduce sodium in the food supply.
While most people know exercise should be part of their daily routine, many don’t realize just how easy it is to add in physical activity to everyday activities. That’s what the American Heart Association’s Move More Month is all about.
This week, we encourage you to enjoy naturally great-tasting foods again. By one recent estimate, more than half the calories, nearly 90% of added sugars, and 71% of the sodium we eat comes from processed and restaurant foods. So even if you never touch the salt shaker, sugar bowl or butter dish, you could be getting too much.
You have more control over the food you prepare at home than the ready-to-eat foods in stores or restaurants. Why? Because restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, and other food retailers decide which ingredients are added to the food on their menus.
Even foods that don’t taste extra creamy, sweet, or salty can be full of calories, saturated fat, added sugars, and salt. Today, we’re talking about ways you can dine out smarter, and we’ve got restaurant-worthy meals that you can cook at home for even more control!
This week, we’re all about enjoying naturally great-tasting foods again. By one recent estimate, more than half the calories, nearly 90% of added sugars, and 71% of the sodium we eat comes from processed and restaurant foods. So even if you never touch the salt shaker, sugar bowl, or butter dish, you could be getting too much.
This week, we wanted to bring to your attention a new article in our Heart Insight Magazine.
You feel it when you step outside. You hear it in the hallways at work. You sense it in your child’s school.