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The FDA Wants You to Wait Another Year for Calorie Info on Menus

The FDA Wants You to Wait Another Year for Calorie Info on Menus

Making healthy choices when eating out can be a challenge.  Diners are often left to guess how many calories a food contains, or which dish is lower in sodium, sugar, and saturated fat.

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Try Sodium-Free Avocados for National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

Try Sodium-Free Avocados for National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. With summer starting and lots of fresh, colorful produce coming into season, it’s a great time to focus on all the delicious ways to add more fruits and vegetables to your meals, snacks, and even desserts!

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Healthy Fats: Use Coconut Oil on Your Skin, Not in Your Food

Healthy Fats: Use Coconut Oil on Your Skin, Not in Your Food

We’re clearing up some confusion on eating fats (like coconut oil) when you are trying to eat healthy.

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Colorful Cooking to Lower Sodium

Colorful Cooking to Lower Sodium

Want to eat healthy? Try cooking at home! Cooking at home can give you more control over what gets added to your food. And, if you try healthy recipes, cooking at home is a great way to be creative and add color, flavor, and fun to your life.

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Eat Less Sodium by Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

Eat Less Sodium by Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable month! This month, we're celebrating the many ways you can add color to your plate with bright fruits and flavorful vegetables. From adding fruits and vegetables at breakfast to discovering produce enjoyed around the world we’ll give you lots of ideas throughout the month.

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And the Winners of Our Contest Are ...

And the Winners of Our Contest Are ...

Some food companies add ingredients like sodium to processed and restaurant food before it even reaches your table. That’s why the American Heart Association launched the first-ever #BreakUpwithSalt Contest this month. We asked you for tips, tricks and hacks that you can use to watch for sodium in processed and restaurant food.

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6 Healthy Eating Myths Debunked

6 Healthy Eating Myths Debunked

It seems everyone is talking these days about how to eat healthy. How do you sort fact from opinion and cut through the confusion?

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Celebrate World High Blood Pressure Day with the DASH Diet

Celebrate World High Blood Pressure Day with the DASH Diet

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month! This month, we want to raise awareness about blood pressure. High blood pressure is a dangerous health problem that can affect nearly everyone. It’s important to regularly get your blood pressure checked – millions of Americans have high blood pressure but don’t even know it.

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New study says: Look beyond the salt shaker

New study says: Look beyond the salt shaker

A new study, published in Circulation, shows us that most the sodium we eat comes from restaurant and commercially processed foods- not the salt shaker!

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