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Comment Now on Salt Reduction Efforts

None of your favorite foods will ever taste the same again if we don’t stop the FDA from trying to regulate our salt. Before the government can start trying to force food producers to alter their recipes (and force you into a bland low-sodium diet that may actually harm your health) they must give the… Read more »

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Why your favorite foods may soon be changing

The Federal Government’s push for reduced sodium in American foods will likely affect your favorite foods within the next few months. Food manufacturers will be pushed to change their recipes, which will change the taste and texture of many foods made in the U.S. Government officials have indicated that they will be announcing a “voluntary”… Read more »

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The dangers of a low salt diet

Salt, or sodium chloride, is essential for life. In fact, no mineral is more essential to human survival than sodium because it allows nerves to send and receive electrical impulses, helps your muscles stay strong, and keeps your cells and brain functioning. However, sodium chloride (salt) is a nutrient that the body cannot produce, and… Read more »

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How much salt do you need for a healthy diet?

Mothers everywhere understand that the food kids eat is more than just a collection of nutrients arranged on a plate. “Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and in moderation” has been sage motherly advice for a long time. Unfortunately, conflicting information from a variety of sources can make it difficult to… Read more »

Setting the Record Straight on Salt Consumption

Setting the Record Straight on Salt Consumption Is it sodium or is it salt? Is it grams, millimoles, ounces, milligrams or teaspoons? There are so many variations in the terms used in the ongoing salt debate, it’s no wonder that consumers are totally confused. It’s time to set the record straight. Salt is a molecule… Read more »

Current Level of Salt Consumption Safest

Research Finds Current Level of Salt Consumption Safest The most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (August 14, 2014) highlighted the latest research on the impact of sodium (salt) consumption. The first study by Mente A, O’Donnell MJ, Rangarajan S, et al., entitled, “Association of Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion with Blood… Read more »

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Kids and nutritionists reject new school lunches

Good nutrition for school children is a priority that everyone can support but not everyone can agree on the best way to achieve it. Recent changes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture require schools drastically alter their programs in ways that are hard to meet. Children in particular are rejecting the new meals in droves,… Read more »

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