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Nutrition News: Food Companies Cutting Back on Salt

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

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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. Get the facts and weigh in.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: Salt Varieties

by in Healthy Tips, October 18, 2009

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The average person should only eat 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day – that’s about one teaspoon max. Instead, most folks are overdoing it – no thanks to packaged foods that include loads of sodium for enhancing flavor and preserving.

But salt doesn’t need to be an enemy. When you cook at home, a dash from your own shaker can really boost a dish, and if you’re mindful, you don’t have to go entirely without. That plain table salt isn’t your only option either – all the varieties come with different flavors, textures and unique nutritional values.

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