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Will new school lunch mean less veggies?

The U.S Department of Agriculture has proposed a complete overhaul of school lunches subsidized by the federal government. These changes, to be implemented over a period of years, aim to limit calories, reduce sodium and increase the consumption of vegetables and whole grains. Improved nutrition is a laudable goal, but the realities of science and… Read more »

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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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Salt essential for summer hydration

Summer is the time for outdoor fun and activities, but as temperatures rise, staying properly hydrated becomes even more important. Even if you are not engaged in strenuous activity, you will sweat more in the heat and humidity. Even mild activity will increase your body temperature and your body’s need to sweat. This is especially… 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 »

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Sugar Not Salt Causes High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

Journals from BMJ Press Release: 10 December 2014 OPEN HEART Added sugars likely to have greater role than salt in high blood pressure and heart disease Dietary guidelines should focus more on sugar, and less on salt, say doctors Added sugars in processed foods are likely to have a greater role in high blood pressure… Read more »

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