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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

 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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What is clean eating?

So, you want to eat clean? It can be tough to know what healthy eating really looks like when there is so much conflicting information out there! Today, we are launching a new graphic to clear up some of the myths about clean eating and healthy eating.

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Add Color this Nutrition Month

As a physician for over three decades, I’ve treated diseases that take years from our lives and life from our years. And the sobering fact is, many of these diseases could be prevented, better treated and even reversed if more people would make simple lifestyle changes that we know can work as well or better than prescribed drugs or other treatments.

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Healthy Recipes from a Real Woman Chef

This Heart Month, we want to inspire you at eat smart and enjoy delicious recipes. Go Red For Women 2016-17 Real Woman Chef Amanda DeJesus shares our vision to keep you inspired and eating healthy this month. She knows that eating a heart-healthy diet can be delicious and fulfilling. That’s why she’s working with us on five new delicious, heart-healthy dishes that are full of flavor and color, without the extra sodium.

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Even Healthy Food Can Have More Sodium than You Think

You try and make healthy choices for your family, but it’s hard to stop what you can’t see. The food industry adds salt and sodium to foods before it even reaches your dinner table. About three-quarters of our daily sodium intake in America comes from salt added to foods during processing.

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Sodium Warning Labels on NYC Menus Keep You Better Informed

Now, there is a new way for you to know about the sodium in restaurant foods. Today, the New York Supreme Court ruled that sodium warning labels will be placed on restaurant menus. Now, you will know whether a particular restaurant dish contains 2,300 mg of sodium or more.

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21 ingredients (that mean sodium) to watch on the label

There are many ways that sneaky salt can find its way into your food. Today, we explore the ways sodium can be sneaky and show up on the ingredients list of your favorite food. We’ll show you the words to watch for when comparing food labels so you can choose the option with the least amount of sodium.

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Why Wear Red on National Wear Red Day?

Ask any stylist, job coach or dating expert and they’ll tell you that red stands out. Eyes are immediately drawn to it. Some even say that the color red is a confidence booster and makes you feel powerful. Maybe that’s why we chose the color red to signify our fight against the No. 1 killer in women. Maybe it’s just a coincidence that it’s also the color of our hearts.

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