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Is Chipotle Trying To Make Me Fat?

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
KnowMore TV

Eating at restaurants led to an average increase of almost 200 calories per day, and fast food diners saw an increase in their sodium and total fat daily intake.

Sneaky Sodium and Low-Sodium Swaps

Jessica Goldman Foung | Posted 06.17.2016 | Books
Jessica Goldman Foung

Just because it's important to avoid high sodium foods doesn't mean you have to miss out on the meals you love. That's because a successful low-sodium diet requires one not to remove foods, but replace them. And with this list, you'll learn about the sneakiest sodium contributors in your life. As well as these savvy swaps to help keep the recipes you love on your table.

It Won't Be Easy to Reduce the Salt in Our Diets

Healthline | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Healthline

You might want to take the latest campaign to reduce our daily consumption of sodium with a grain of salt. On second thought, maybe you shouldn't.

How Salt Shakes Out

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Risks of too little sodium are a valid concern only at levels massively below mean intake in the U.S., while the harms of excess are with us right now. The priority, obviously, is fixing what's broken. Kudos to the FDA. Their action on salt does not yet have traction in the real world -- but it does pertain to it.

FDA Sodium Reduction Effort Long Time Coming

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

We can hope for meaningful food supply-wide sodium reduction 50 years after the scientific evidence for the need had become convincing. In the meantime, the subtle but devastating effects of high-sodium diets will continue to take the lives of tens of thousands of people and waste billions of dollars annually.

FDA's Sodium Targets A Step In The Right Direction

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Now that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced draft voluntary targets for food producers to cut back on salt, you may be wondering, "W...

New Food Labels: It's All About the Sugar

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 05.25.2016 | Science
Dana Ellis Hunnes

Aesthetically speaking, the new label is easier to read than its predecessor was. Scientifically speaking however, the new label provides an array of new and important information; information that is particularly appealing to nutrition and public health professionals such as myself.

Sodium: The Sneaky Source of a Silent Killer

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

You've heard it for years: Cut down on sodium. The more salt in your diet, the more problems for your body. The science behind this could fill a libr...

Please Don't Pass the Salt

Roz Warren | Posted 05.18.2016 | Fifty
Roz Warren

My sister laughed out loud when I told her that one of the few things I could do about the Meniere's Disease that I'd just been diagnosed with was to ...

This Big Food Brand Says You Should Only Eat Some Of Its Foods Once A Week

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.21.2016 | Taste
Teen Vogue

By Lily Puckett for Teen Vogue. Courtesy of Amazon Mars Food Brand -- which produces some of the most ubiquitous products in the grocery stor...

This Common Ingredient Is Making You Extremely Bloated

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

Salt is impossible to avoid, no matter how hard you try. If you've eaten food prepared by someone other than yourself, you've probably eaten more salt than you should; if you've eaten food prepared by yourself, you've probably done it too.

Restaurant Group Sues NYC Over New Salt-Warning Labels

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's new warning label for salt-laden chain restaurant food is headed for a court fight, after restaurateurs sued Thursday...

Hold the Salt: NYC Warning Labels and Tips You Can Take to Shake the Habit

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

In addition to being on the lookout for the salt shaker icons (if you live in NYC), here are six things we can all do to reduce or salt consumption.

NYC's Salt Warning Labels Take Effect This Week

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings this week, when chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol ...

Is Sea Salt Really Healthier Or Just Overhyped?

Everyday Health | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Hawaiian black lava, Himalayan pink, Bolivian rose, Peruvian pink mountain spring. These aren’t nail polish colors — they’re varieties of salt,...

Salt Gets An Unfair Shake, Public Health Feels The Pinch

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

2,300 mg of sodium is the upper level of intake recommended by existing Dietary Guidelines for Americans and by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. But are these recommendations actually justified? And will labeling appropriately focus consumer attention and improve public health?

No, Students Do Not Really "Hate School Lunches"

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

By now many of you have likely read "Why Students Hate School Lunches," by Kate Murphy in this week's New York Times Sunday Review. Here's my one word reaction to the piece: GAH!!!!

The Pleasurable Way to Cut Salt

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

So instead of advising people to eat less salt -- which sounds bland and boring -- maybe the better message is: Spice it up.

Eating More Salt Means Higher Blood Pressure, Confirms New Study

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Laura Geggel Published: 07/29/2015 04:38 PM EDT on LiveScience People who increase their salt intake significantly are at higher risk of developin...

Nestle Makes Big Health Announcement

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living

The frozen food aisle will soon become a little healthier. Nestle, the world's largest food and beverage company by revenue, announced this week t...

Sodium Reduction Saves States Health Care Costs

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Until the FDA acts on sodium reduction, they'll continue to be responsible for the loss of billions of health care dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives.

Distorting Nutrition Facts To Generate Buzz

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times entitled "The Government's Bad Diet Advice." Unfortunately for Times readers, the op-ed was packed with errors and distortions.

Diet, Dog and Dogma

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Before the committee report is translated into official guidelines, there is a period of public comment.Some of the commentary will be from public health advocates, but much will be from industry. What exact dietary guidelines will emerge from this gauntlet remains to be seen. But given that, I like what I see so far. I think the advisory committee has done a stellar job.

Pizza Hut's Pizza Is Saltier In America Than Anywhere Else In The World

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living

America, we've got a salt problem. This year, the CDC reported that nine out of 10 kids in the U.S. consume too much salt. This is not because chil...

FDA Lagging Behind on Salt

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

While nations from the United Kingdom to South Africa to Australia to Argentina and many in between mount sodium-reduction initiatives to reduce the burden of heart attack and stroke, the United States lags far behind, having yet to enact any such initiatives.