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Enter the #BreakUpWithSalt Contest

Enter the #BreakUpWithSalt Contest

It’s time to go public about your breakup (with salt).

Share your favorite ways to #BreakUpWithSalt during Stroke and High Blood Pressure Awareness Month.

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 Sodium recommendations are backed by science

Sodium recommendations are backed by science

There has been a lot of noise lately about how much sodium you should eat. With conflicting headlines out there, it’s hard to know what’s right. Never fear! We’re here to clear up any confusion you might have.

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NUTRITION LABELS ARE DUE FOR A MAKEOVER, BUT UPDATED LABELS COULD BE DELAYED

NUTRITION LABELS ARE DUE FOR A MAKEOVER, BUT UPDATED LABELS COULD BE DELAYED

Last May, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that food labels would be getting a long overdue makeover.

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“Changing Perceptions” About Sodium in Minority Health

“Changing Perceptions” About Sodium in Minority Health

The following guest post was written by Mara Silverio, Multicultural Communications Manager, American Heart Association’s National Public and Media Relations.

April is National Minority Health Month. This designation by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health helps raise awareness of health disparities and encourage action to reduce inequities.

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Shout Out to Panera for Healthy Options

Shout Out to Panera for Healthy Options

Because of you, we are seeing change.

We know that when you ask for change, companies listen. Panera Bakeries has answered our call to action.

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Top 25 Foods that Add the Most Sodium to Your Diet

Top 25 Foods that Add the Most Sodium to Your Diet

This week, the CDC released their most recent information on the top 25 foods add the most sodium to the American diet.

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AHA's Lower-Sodium Recipes Make Cooking at Home Easy

AHA's Lower-Sodium Recipes Make Cooking at Home Easy

The following guest post was written by Deborah Renza, managing editor for the American Heart Association’s bestselling library of cookbooks and heart-health information books.

Our online recipe hub makes cooking at home (with less salt) delicious, simple, affordable, and quick.

Why is cook a four-letter word to so many of us? We know that one of the best ways to eat healthy is to cook our own meals. By eating at home, we can better control our portions as well as how much sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar we consume.

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You Want Healthy Options: Let These Food Companies and Restaurants Know

You Want Healthy Options: Let These Food Companies and Restaurants Know

We know that some of the foods you eat are full of ingredients you don’t want. Some food companies add unwanted ingredients like sodium into processed and restaurant foods before your meal even reaches your dinner table. Some restaurants and processed food companies add unwanted ingredients, and you can do something about it!

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CSPI’s Infographics Show Food Companies Hold Salt Shaker

CSPI’s Infographics Show Food Companies Hold Salt Shaker

 This guest blog post was written by Jim O’Hara and Abby Dilk of CSPI.

Consumers are now more mindful than ever of what’s on their plate. They might consult the readily available nutritional information on restaurant websites or the “lighter fare” sections on menus to identify lower calorie options. However, consumers go without choice when it comes to their sodium intake given that about three-quarters of sodium that Americans eat is already in the processed and restaurant foods they purchase, further ensuring that nine out of ten adults consume more than the Dietary Guidelines for Americans’ recommended daily sodium limit of 2,300 milligram (mg).

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