Tag: salt

Are Some Salts Healthier Than Others?

by in Healthy Tips, November 3, 2013

Sodium is a necessary nutrient, but most people overdo it on salt. The daily recommendation is to limit sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams per day (less if you suffer from high blood pressure). Given our love of the kitchen staple, it’s not surprising that more and more salt choices are appearing on store shelves. BesidesRead more

Get The Facts: Iodized Salt

by in Food News, Grocery Shopping, March 25, 2011

With all the salt talk going on, we sometimes forget that the type of salt we use matters. In 1924 the government fortified salt with the mineral iodine for our health and well-being. Today iodized salt is being examined by the Japanese to possibly help protect against thyroid cancer as a result of recent radiation exposure. Here’s what you need to know about iodized salt.

Nutrition News: Food Companies Cutting Back on Salt

by in Healthy Tips, Nutrients to Know, December 28, 2010

Most folks know that Americans are eating too much salt. But did you know that food companies around the globe are launching initiatives to reduce the amount of salt put in their products? The good news: our food can use a salt reduction. The bad news: It’s not just as simple as using less salt.Read more

5 New Products on the Market

by in Food News, Gluten-Free, Healthy Tips, November 19, 2010

Dana and I recently attended the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston where we were introduced to many new products that have hit market shelves. Here are the top 5 we recommend.

Reading List: Dirty Airplane Food, Rising Obesity Rates, and Popular Cereals Recalled

by in Food News, July 2, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: Adult obesity rates on the rise, ninety percent of Americans eat too much salt and CPSI asks the government to ban food dyes

Reading List: Shed Pounds for a Better Sex Life, Low-Sodium Soups and Fat-Fighting Dietary Guidelines

by in Food News, June 18, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: Brown rice helps prevent diabetes, getting Dad in the kitchen and what you need to know about the 2010 dietary guidelines.

Reading List: Red Meat Gets The Green Light, Chemicals in Canned Foods and Fast Food Facts

by in Food News, May 21, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: BPA found in canned food, individualized nutrition info on your food receipt and don’t be afraid to eat a burger

Reading List: Soda Linked To Early Death, BPA Ban Faces Resistance and More People Going Organic

by in Food News, April 30, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: Study finds high mercury levels in restaurant sushi, organic produce sales rise and food companies voluntarily cut salt before government sets standards