Thursday, March 18, 2010

Have You Cut Back On That Salt Yet?

 According to a new study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, lowering the amount of salt you eat just a little, could have a huge impact on your health.
Consuming just 1/2 teaspoon less salt per day can substantially lower risk of heart attacks.  Although you may have cut back on the salt in your cooking or at the dinner table, 80% of the salt in your diet comes from packaged foods and restaurant foods.
You really need to make an effort to read food labels 
and buy products that contain reduced sodium.  Be particularly aware of pasta sauces and frozen meals.  They are high in salt.

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