Latest Low sodium diet Stories

2008-11-06 11:17:42

KELSO, Wash., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Salt. It's been a hot topic shaking up nutritionists and medical professionals for years, and now it's making waves at the government level: U.S. consumers are ingesting too much salt, between 4,000 and 6,000 milligrams of sodium daily on average(1) (or up to 15 pounds per year), substantially more than the USDA recommendation of 2,300 milligrams or less for healthy adults (1,200 to 1,500 for children). Consumers are paying a steep price for the added...

2008-09-21 21:00:15

*Choose whole-grain pastas, brown rice and whole-grain breads as often as possible to increase the fiber in your diet. *Choose lean meats. Remove the skin from poultry. Remove visible fat from meats and poultry. Choose water-packed canned fish. To help prevent heart disease, limit eggs, substitute fish and/or beans several times a week for red meat and sausages. *Including a variety of vegetables in the dish will provide color, taste, texture, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Drain and rinse...

2008-07-24 00:00:37

IT'S a difficult habit to kick, and certainly chips will never taste right without it. But slowly we Brits are coming around to the fact that too much salt is bad for us. Tests on the urine of almost 700 adults have shown that average salt intake is now 8.6g a day, compared with 9.5g when the first testing was done in 2000 and 9g last year. Despite this cause for optimism, we're still taking in around 50 per cent more than the recommended 6g a day, and 75 per cent of our consumption comes...

2008-07-14 18:00:21

The phrase, "international salt talks" takes on a whole new meaning as ingredients-savvy consumers worldwide demand healthy salt in their diets. Throughout history, the world's populations have had a hearty interest in salt--sometimes financial, sometimes as a trade commodity, sometimes religious, sometimes medicinal--but always as a flavor-enhancing ingredient in foods, and as a component of health. In Ancient times, the lack of access to salt could have serious health repercussions:...

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