There is a lot of research showing that too much salt is bad for our bodies, but for endurance athletes, a little bit of salt may just be a good thing.
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Added sugars are a fact of life if you eat pretty much any processed foods, and we knew that wasn’t good news. But a new study revealed that in the battle of white powders, added sugar is even worse for us than added salt.
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.
How do people respond to four nutritionally equal food products with varying low-sodium claims? A new study shows how influential a food label’s claims can be.
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.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to eat healthy, Robyn Webb’s latest cookbook, You Won’t Believe It’s Salt-Free, can help with lots of ideas for spicing up your food while reducing your sodium intake.
The Food and Drug Administration is asking for comments about reducing sodium consumption. Let them know what you think by January 27, 2012.
The FDA is looking to lower to salt content of prepackaged and manufactured food as a way to help reduce people’s salt intake. They would like to:
It seems that no one uses just boring old salt anymore. It’s always sea salt, or kosher salt or some other crazy designer salt that’s called for. What you may not know about these salts is that many of them do not contain iodine, a necessary nutrient for proper thyroid function.
PepsiCo is experimenting with a ‘designer salt’. It’s shape is tailored to maximize the amount of salt perceived by the tongue while reducing the actual amount of sodium ingested.
School nutrition is a hot topic these days. With the Child Nutrition Bill making its way through Congress, food companies are apparently feeling some pressure to improve their offerings. As the largest supplier of pizza in the National School Lunch Program, Schwan’s is in a good position to get kids healthier foods.
I don’t know about you guys, but since learning that canned tomatoes contain BPA, I haven’t been buying them. It’s sort of put a crimp in my cooking, since tossing in a can of tomatoes was such a nice way to add flavor and nutrition to soups, stews, and sauces. Luckily, the folks at Pomi […]
As more and more evidence that salt has ill effects on our bodies emerges, processed food companies are fighting harder than ever to keep their recipes intact.