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Sodium

What's So Bad About Too Much Salt?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers, who analyzed data from 187 countries, reported that more than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above 2 grams per day. Almost no country or region is immune. Salt is fueling the global hypertension epidemic.

Salt In The Wound

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Hypothetically, we could find ourselves in trouble by eating too little salt. But hypothetically, we could incur injury from an excess of oxygen. That's not a good reason to stop breathing.

Almost All American Kids Are Eating Too Much Salt

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By David Beasley ATLANTA, Sept 9 (Reuters) - American kids are eating far too much salt, mostly from processed foods sold in stores, p...

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.

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."

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

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.13.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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.

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 09.01.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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.

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!

On World Health Day, Take Heart in Knowing the Global Fight Is Going Strong

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

When the visionary leaders who created the United Nations got down to business, one of the first subjects they tackled was trying to improve the health of people all around the world.

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.

Nutrition Label 2.0: Bigger, Bolder, Better

Andy Bellatti | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

These changes are undoubtedly a victory for health advocates. As First Lady Michelle Obama put it: "This is a big deal, and it's going to make a big difference for families all across this country." They could also create a crisis for the food industry.

The Truth About Salt And Your Body

Posted 11.14.2013 | OWN

By Melinda Wenner Moyer Salt has long been one of the great villains of the American diet, and the rules of engagement have come down to one ra...

Take Sodium Reduction Advice With a Grain of Salt

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

For years, the public health nutrition field has warned Americans about the risks associated with a high-sodium diet. When the crux of the conversation focuses exclusively on sodium reduction, though, it overlooks a crucial part of the puzzle -- the ratio of sodium to potassium in our diets.

Reasonable Certainty of No Harm?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The FDA could easily ban unnecessary ingredients like partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, mycoprotein, Red 3, and BHA. And it could set safe conditions of use on substances like sugar and salt. But the FDA has done nothing about, or has even defended, each of those unsavory substances.

The Low-Down on Sodium

Rachel Berman | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachel Berman

Everyone can benefit from reducing sodium because a positive side effect of doing so is increasing the amount of fresh, whole foods you get in your diet.

Frying, Lying, and Dying: Why Partially Hydrogenate a Healthy Food Into the Worst Meal in America?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

You can find a restaurant meal with more calories -- but when it comes to heart health, this is clearly the worst restaurant meal I've seen in 40 years of looking.

The New York Times Bungles the Latest Salt Report

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Times not only fanned unfounded fears that cutting sodium is risky, but it failed to inform readers that vanishingly few Americans consume the very-low-sodium levels that the IOM considered.

5 Surprising Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Kidneys

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

While some habits are commonly accepted as unhealthy, there are other everyday behaviors that don't seem harmful but in actuality may be damaging your body. Could you be harming your kidneys without realizing it?

Catherine Pearson

Scary Stat About Most Toddler Foods

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.21.2013 | Parents

More than 70 percent of the packaged foods parents feed their kids have too much salt in them, according to the first major study to look at the sodiu...

Rewriting The Low-Sodium Rules

Jessica Goldman Foung | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Goldman Foung

I refused to eat bland food or feel like a second-class culinary citizen because of my diet. And in a world where salt sits on a flavor pedestal, I decided that it was time to rewrite the low-sodium rules (uninspiring) and prove that salt-free dishes could keep up (exciting).

The Hidden Salt In Kids' Food (And What To Do About It)

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Most people concerned about too much sodium in the diet probably think it poses a risk only to grown ups. Investigators from the Center for Science in the Public Interest recently toured the supermarket and found a very salty minefield parents must navigate on behalf of their children.