90% of US children eat more sodium than recommended. 1 in 6 have raised blood pressure. Want healthy kids? Then stop feeding them so many salty foods.
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I began researching sodium facts because I have a crush on salts of all varieties. For you visual learners, here are some grand infographics on sodium intake.
The American Heart Association says most Americans consume more than twice the 1,500 milligrams daily it recommends. Learn how to manage your sodium intake.
This casserole makes a great winter companion. It’s savory but warmly sweet and makes for tasty leftovers. Don’t be concerned by the number of ingredients — it all comes together quickly.
In 1822, the average American consumed 9 grams of sugar a day – about the amount in one of today’s 12-ounce sodas. Today, the average Joe takes in 153 grams daily. That’s roughly 36 teaspoons!
In stark contrast to the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) recent endorsement of beef as a heart-healthy food, the UK Department of Health issued a warning last week to eat less meat.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has partnered with the Beef Board, the USDA-managed program that markets beef, to put the association’s HeartCheck symbol on three cuts of lean beef. But just because a food is low in saturated fat and cholesterol does not mean it’s healthy.
5 million people in the United States have heart failure. 550,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. More than 287,000 people in the United States die each year with heart failure. The estimated direct cost for heart failure each year is $29.6 billion in the US alone.
A new study of dietary patterns in 52 countries reveals that a typical Western diet of fried foods, salty snacks, and meat increases the risk for heart attacks by 35%. The good news? You can lower that risk by changing your diet. The INTERHEART study analyzed almost 6,000 heart attack cases and compared them to […]