Tag: sodium

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.

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

Ask HE: How Much Salt is Too Much?

by in Healthy Tips, June 9, 2010

Heavily-salted foods are on the chopping block all over the country. Some of the world’s largest food companies are slashing the salt content of their foods, and a new study says salt reduction can help your health. But is all salt bad?

Katie's Healthy Bites: Salt Varieties

by in Healthy Tips, October 18, 2009

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. Learn more about sea salt, kosher salt, iodized salt and regular table salt.