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10 healthy cooking tips for great flavor with less salt


I devoted last week’s post to salt, and to the fact that we consume, to our detriment, two-to-three times our recommended daily upper limit of salt. The bulk of this excess intake comes unnoticed and hidden in processed and restaurant (especially fast-food… Continue

Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on February 8, 2010 at 5:03am — 2 Comments

Just a pinch of salt for health

Salt for blog

World Salt Awareness Week starts today, and it’s the perfect time to look at salt and health.

Salt runs in the veins of language. There are reminders everywhere of salt’s former glory. The word “salary” is derived from salt (Roman soldiers were paid in salt),… Continue

Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on February 1, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Quick and Easy Food Label Tips

You know you should be reading food labels, but what’s the point if you don’t know what you’re looking for? Let me give you a few guidelines you can follow to make food labels work for you.

1. Select foods with less SODIUM than the following amounts per serving:

Frozen or packaged dinners – 500 mg

Microwave Popcorn – 350 mg

Desserts & Cookies – 250 mg

Cheese – 200 mg

Chips, Pretzels – 200 mg

Bread, Crackers, Rolls – 140… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on October 20, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

3 Top Minerals to Lower Blood Pressure

1. Reduce your SODIUM intake.

Too much sodium in your diet can contribute to high blood pressure and make your blood pressure treatment less effective. Simply reducing your sodium intake to 2.3 grams (6 g table salt) daily can decrease your blood pressure.

The average American consumes 6-18 grams of table salt daily (about 3 teaspoons). The body… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on September 10, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Adequate Sodium and Potassium Intake Needed for Heart Health

If you have high blood pressure or want to take steps to prevent high blood pressure, it’s very important you balance your intake of sodium and potassium. The more potassium in your diet and the lower the sodium, the better your blood pressure will be.

The typical American diet contains 3.6 grams of sodium daily, while the current guidelines recommend limiting sodium to 2.3 grams or less daily (~1 teaspoon). Many Americans are deficient on potassium intake. Currently dietary… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on May 7, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Lower High Blood Pressure - Sea Salt versus Table Salt

I frequently speak to people that have the misconception sea salt is better for your heart health than regular table salt. From a chemical and nutritional standpoint, both are sodium chloride and you want to limit your sodium intake to 2300 mg (~1 tsp of table salt) or less to promote blood pressure control.

If you use kosher salt, which has larger crystals, you benefit because less salt "fits" in one teaspoon due to the larger crystal size. A teaspoon…

Added by Lisa Nelson on October 17, 2008 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

What do Obesity and Sodium have in Common?

You may or may not have guessed it:

It’s High Blood Pressure!

As recently reported in the LA Times, high blood pressure is on the rise (no pun intended).

Using two sets of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994 and…


Added by Lisa Newton on October 17, 2008 at 4:30am — No Comments

Sugar and Sodium - Which Cereals To Keep Your Eyes On

A new Consumer Report issued yesterday, revealed ratings for popular cereals that are high in sugar content. Golden Crisp and Honey Smacks were rated among the worst as being more than 50 percent sugar per serving -- that's about as much sugar as a glazed doughnut! Nine others that were studied are made up of at least 40 percent sugar.

In addition… Continue

Added by Jen@PatinaEsprit on October 2, 2008 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Blood Pressure - 9 Steps to Lower High Blood Pressure

Today is World Heart Day, so I want to give nine steps that will lead to high blood pressure control and ultimately heart health!

If you live with high blood pressure, you’re familiar with the side effects of anti-hypertensive medications. Fortunately, medications are not the only way to rein in high blood pressure.

Lifestyle plays a key role. By altering some choices you make, you can avoid or reduce the need for medications.

Here are 9 steps that will start… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on September 28, 2008 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Switch from canned veggies to frozen.

Canned vegetables are high in sodium, while frozen vegetables (without added sauces) usually have no added sodium. Buy the large economy size bags, pour out the amount you need for your meal, close the bag with zip closure or twist tie and stick back in the freezer until next time!

Making this change will significantly reduce your sodium intake, promote blood pressure control and heart health!

Be sure to sign up for regular heart health and weight loss tips through… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on August 19, 2008 at 5:32pm — 2 Comments



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