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Check Out this Collection of Lower Sodium Recipes

Check Out this Collection of Lower Sodium Recipes

Jane Maynard, of This Week for Dinner, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Curator this fall.

The cover of the classic Better Homes & Gardens cookbook is forever linked to my childhood memories of watching my mom cook. I use the same cookbook today and love all of those classic recipes, ones that have literally been passed down through generations.

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How a Family History of High Blood Pressure Led Me to Lower Sodium

How a Family History of High Blood Pressure Led Me to Lower Sodium

Patricia Patton is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger today.

I live with high blood pressure: a chronic condition that is known as the silent killer because it has no outward-facing symptoms and you cannot look at someone and know whether they have it. For me, the name alone puts it into the category of a scary disease. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke and about a third of U.S. adults have hypertension. This is not a good scenario. So this is my #BreakUpWithSalt Story.

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Tell salt goodbye

Tell salt goodbye

Erika Kendall, of Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger today.

That’s right. It’s time to send salt its walking papers, to tell salt to pack its raggedy duffel bag and go.

Each year more and more people find themselves impacted by common heart conditions like heart disease and high blood pressure, and unsure of how they got there or what to do in order to undo it. If this is you, you’re not alone. It seems that all of us either know someone with high blood pressure, or have it ourselves.

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A closer look at the Salty Six

A closer look at the Salty Six

Learn about the Salty Six - surprising foods that contribute the most sodium to our diets.

Let’s look at these foods in more detail. How did they get on this list, and how can you keep them from packing excess sodium into your diet?

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Baking Without Salt

Baking Without Salt

Jane Maynard, of This Week for Dinner, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Curator this fall.

Baking Without Salt Baking can get a little tricky when you're trying to limit or eliminate salt. The good news is there are great tips, swaps and tricks out there for baking without salt that yield results that are just as delicious as the original!

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Changing my diet to help prevent high blood pressure

Changing my diet to help prevent high blood pressure

Tara Jefferson, of The Renaissance Suite, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Blogger today.

After years of skipping my annual physical, I finally made an appointment to go this past March. I couldn’t call myself a self-care coach if I hadn't gotten a full medical work up since my son was born in 2008. That just doesn't work.

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Help control sodium by cooking at home more

Help control sodium by cooking at home more

Heather Flett and Whitney Moss, of Rookie Moms, are joining the Sodium Blog as Guest Bloggers today.

Did you already know that cooking at home is one of the best things you can do to reduce salt intake? While eating out is yummy and convenient, restaurants may use more butter, salt and sugar than a home cook.

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7 Simple Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

7 Simple Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

Can you believe it’s that time of year again already? Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season with meals that fill us with memories and warmth. Unfortunately, sometimes an uninvited guest arrives during our holiday celebrations: sneaky salt.

What makes salt so sneaky during the holidays an what can we do about it?

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Six First Steps to a Lower Sodium Diet

Six First Steps to a Lower Sodium Diet

Jane Maynard, of This Week for Dinner, is joining the Sodium Blog as a Guest Curator this fall.

New to the whole lower sodium way of eating? Getting started can feel a bit intimidating. This guide for beginning a lower sodium diet from The Kitchn is sure to make this new adventure much less scary.

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