Time to Celebrate Salt Awareness Week

This week, March 12th-18th is National Salt Awareness Week! The purpose of this week is to help educate you, and others, on the proper sodium intake, the functions of sodium in your body and the side effects of excessive sodium intake. This initiative began in 2008 by the World Action on Salt and Health (WASH),…

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Salt and Your Health

Today is the start of World Salt Awareness Week.  This week was started by the World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) in 2008.  Their mission is to improve the health of populations throughout the world by achieving a gradual reduction in salt intake.  WASH encourages multi-national food companies to reduce salt in their products….

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NYC Restaurants “Salty” Over New Law

There has been a lot of hype around sodium lately. As of December 1st, 2015, New York City began to require identification of menu items in chain restaurants that contain more than the daily limit of sodium. While this new law might sound like a step in a healthier direction, there is a lot of…

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Dial Up the Flavor with Herbs Instead of Salt

Sodium is essential for your health. It is a vital nutrient for balancing the fluids in your body, sending nerve impulses as well as a player in muscle contractions. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to live. However, too much sodium or salt throughout your day can have negative side effects as well. In the…

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Reducing Sodium Intake Slows the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

The restriction of salt in daily food intake has been noted to lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of developing hypertension and cardiovascular disease.  While this is all very true, a recent study set to appear in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, found that reducing sodium intake provides outstanding benefits for…

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Halt! Put Down that Salt!

Do you find it difficult to put the salt shaker down?  Well, you’re not alone.  Americans are consuming way too much salt and it is contributing to many health consequences.  Statistics show that the average adult in the United States consumes about 1 ½ teaspoons of salt every day.  This amounts to 3,450 milligrams (mg)…

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Managing Your Blood Pressure by Lowering Your Sodium Intake

Regular check-ups with your physician will allow you to keep on top of your current blood pressure.  It is up to you to help reduce your risk of high blood pressure by maintaining a healthy eating plan low in sodium, a healthy body weight and regular exercise. Lowering your Sodium Intake Lowering your intake of…

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