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Friday, July 9, 2010

Feelin' Salty?

I came across a great article about sodium in the recent issue of Metro Kids. 

Sodium is under fire as a nutrition no-no. Here's why and how to avoid it.

Move over, transfat and sugar! Sodium is under fire as the next nutrition no-no. Sodium levels in foods have been on the nutrition watch list for years because too much of this mineral is associated with high blood pressure, which can increase the risk for heart disease and stroke.

The main source of sodium in the diet is salt (sodium chloride), which is 40 percent sodium by weight. In April, the Food and Drug Administration announced its intent to examine ways to reduce salt in the American diet, beginning with a call for voluntary cutbacks from the food industry.

Click here to read more.

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