Tag: sodium

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, June 27, 2014

In this week’s news: Restaurant chains phase out salt on the sly; the buzz on edible insects keeps growing; and doctors confess to being clueless about nutrition. Sodium Levels? Nothing to See Here.  Until recently, a meal of chicken, stuffing, cornbread and mashed potatoes at Boston Market would have contained about 2,590 mg of saltRead more

News Update: FDA Hints at Releasing Long-Awaited Salt Guidelines

by in Food News, June 18, 2014

As blood pressure and health care costs for chronic disease continue to rise, the FDA is preparing to lower salt guidelines. Many folks in the U.S. take in about 3,400 milligrams (or 1 ½ teaspoons) of salt each day, that’s well above the 2,300 milligrams per day (or 1 teaspoon) maximum recommendation. By having food companies and restaurants cut back on salt, the FDA is hoping to lower the incidence of high blood pressure, strokes and other medical proble

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, April 24, 2014

In this week’s news: Mondays are the new January 1; “sad desk lunch” is no way to live; and salt gets a sprinkling of controversy. T.G.I. … Monday? New Year’s Day is notorious for being the time for all kinds of resolutions we know we’ll break (or simply ignore). Now, a new study in theRead more

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

Blogger Spotlight: Jessica Goldman, aka Sodium Girl

by in Blogger Spotlight, March 8, 2013

Join Food Network’s Healthy Eats in discovering the best healthy bloggers around the web. Today we’re talking to blogger and cookbook author Jessica Goldman, of the blog Sodium Girl.

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.