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Sodium Studies, With a Grain of Salt

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

It is theoretically possible to consume too little sodium, but whether the relevant cut-point is set high or low, the vast majority of adults living in the real world consume too much.

New Study Questions Need To Cut Salt, But Experts Raise Concerns About Findings

Associated Press | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living

A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume ...

Adding Sazon to Our Comidas Without Using Salt

American Heart Association | Posted 08.12.2014 | Taste
American Heart Association

Most Hispanic foods are traditionally well seasoned, but don't confuse good seasoning with just adding excess salt to get "authentic flavor."

WATCH: Where Salt Comes From

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 07.23.2014 | Taste

Humans literally can't live without it.

Rebel With a Cause: How to Break the Rules and Live a Limitless Low-Sodium Life

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Jessica Goldman Foung fought back. Her most powerful tools were the love and support of family and friends, medicines and a new diet. Within a few years, she went off that waiting list. Then she went off dialysis. Then she went off many of those medicines.

Truly Healthy Meals at School Only Makes Sense

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

With 1 in 3 young Americans either overweight or obese, we need to marshal every resource we have to take on this epidemic. Schools are on the front lines of this struggle. They are the places where our kids spend most of their days and in many cases, eat half of their calories.

White Gold, Black Slaves, Red Blood: Countless Years a Slave on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

White gold, they called it, the salt that made white men rich and black slaves wretched with a horrendous plight beyond all suffering in the salt pans...

These 10 Meals Reveal One Thing Fast Food Restaurants Still Get Wrong

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 07.03.2014 | Healthy Living

The average chain restaurant is cutting back on sodium -- very. slowly. According to a new report from the nonprofit Center for Science in the Publ...

Stalling on Salt

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Don't bother reaching for that shaker of salt next time you eat out. The chain restaurant industry has already decided for you how salty you like your food, and they think you like it plenty salty!

Helping the Food Industry Shake Its Salt Habit

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maisie Ganzler

Salt sits on nearly every table in this country. Humans need it to live, but at the levels that Americans currently consume it, sodium could be the single most dangerous substance in the food supply.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Salt-N-Pepa Back Together Again as a Trio?

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Is Deidra "DJ Spinderella" Roper the "N" in Salt-N-Pepa? It was a question the DJ Spinderella posed to her fellow legendary hip-hop group members Cheryl "Salt" James and Sandra "Pepa" Denton on their VH1 reality show in 2007. Nearly seven years later Salt finally has an answer: yes.

Buvette's Boiled Eggs With Seasoned Salt

Food52 | Posted 07.21.2014 | Taste
Food52

This idea was inspired by the Italian Easter tradition of wrapping chocolate eggs in colorful paper with a surprise inside.

Getting Granular About Salt

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The very granular strategy of choosing foods with shorter ingredient lists allows for cutting out many superfluous grains of salt by way of improving overall nutritional quality. There should be no controversy in that.

Of Salt, Saltation and Salience: The Case for Fixing What's Broken

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The prevailing fashion in nutrition, if not all of health news, is contrarianism. Cutting back on salt was yesterday's news. If today's news were the same as yesterday's news, we might not be confused, and desperately in need of tomorrow's news to help sort it all out. We can't have that!

Get the 11 Best Under-$25 Souvenirs From Portland Without Leaving Home

Diane Vadino | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel
Diane Vadino

If you left your heart in San Francisco -- along with your ex, Google buses, and tech bros --celebrate the start of something new and infinitely more durable in Portland.

Sodium: The Silent Killer of African Americans

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 05.12.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

Salt is in everything we eat. I'm not just talking about the obvious suspects like potato chips. I'm talking about the stuff you add after you prepare your food. The condiments.

Pass the Salt: Parshat VaYikra

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

G-d issues a command that salt must be added to the offerings brought on the altar, and links salt to His covenant with us. Why is salt so important?

Food Science 101: Salt

Food Politic | Posted 05.05.2014 | Food
Food Politic

Salt -- the delicious alchemy between explosive sodium and the toxic green gas chlorine -- is an essential mineral for biological life and an all-purpose tool for deliciousness.

Northeast Running Out Of Rock Salt As More Snow Falls

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green

By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Successive winter storms led to critical shortages of rock salt in the U.S. Northea...

Coping With Contagious Affluenza: Mindful Consumption

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Do we really need all this stuff? Why are we eating so much? Why can't we focus on what's happening right now? The symptoms and effects of affluenza are plentiful, but there is good news -- relief is possible, and it can be put into action right away.

Pass The Salt, PLEASE!

Felice Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I gave myself permission to eat salt, large pinches of salt at 40, and I've never looked back. My salt awakening came from a near-death experience.

Are You Salting Your Tomatoes All Wrong?

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Don't get stuck with watery, mushy tomatoes.

14 Unexpected Uses For Salt

Posted 09.29.2013 | Green

From Networx's Katie Marx: Salt is an extremely abundant mineral. You might think of it primarily as that thing on the dinner table you use to add ...

Should Salt Shakers Be Removed From the Table?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

For me, a table is not set without a salt shaker. Salt just belongs at the table, and has been part of how we welcome guests for a very long time.

5 Simple Ways To Slash Your Salt Intake

Next Avenue | Gina Roberts-Grey | Posted 09.12.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Gina Roberts Grey We all know that consuming too much salt is bad for us — but mounting scientific evidence indica...