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Why You Can’t Trust Food Labels by Natural Weight Loss Blog Posted Fri 30 Mar 2012 3:57pm So you’re at the grocery store and you pick up a box of some food item. Whatever it is, let’s pretend like it’s a pre-made soup. So you look at the front of the can. It says, “All Natural!” “Low Sodium” “Healthy for your heart!” with a picture of big, fresh green beans on the front. It’s gotta be healthy for you, right? It says so on the b ... Read on »
Sodium in Foods–Part 3–Cheese by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 17 Feb 2012 11:00am I knew this fact, but didn’t. One of the foods that I adore and perhaps you as well, is loaded with sodium. Cheese ranks number seven on the primary contributors to sodium in the American diet, accounting for about four percent of the average consumption. The amount of sodium varies widely. It doesn’t matter if it’s natural or proces ... Read on »
Sodium in Foods–Part 1–Bread and Flour by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 13 Feb 2012 11:00am Perhaps you heard by the recent report that details the salt intake of Americans, along with its sources. On top of the list was bread and flour. This is not a huge surprise considering that grain-based foods are the number one food consumed by Americans age two and older. I don’t know about you, but bread doesn’t jump out at me as a so ... Read on »
Should Sodium Content in Food Be Regulated? by Keep Your Heart Healthy Facebook Posted Sat 03 Jul 2010 6:49am An article on the AARP website ( Mandate Salt Content in Processed Food, Sodium in Diet? – AARP Bulletin ) has brought up some interesting points on the war against sodium.  According to their article, the FDA has stepped in to ask major food companies to lower their salt content.  Plus, the Department of Agriculture has recommended lowe ... Read on »
Health Risks Of Sodium Rich Foods by Taylor Zeggil Posted Mon 22 Mar 2010 2:28pm Image Credit Most food sources today are extremely high in sodium and can take a real toll on your health and body. The body needs approximately 500 mg of sodium for functional purposes and to keep a natural balance of water in your system. Having to much sodium can cause health problems such as heart diseases and high blood pressure . Th ... Read on »
Sodium in Foods–Part 2–Cold Cuts and Processed Meats by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 15 Feb 2012 11:00am As a society, we love our meat. Whether it’s bacon for breakfast, a ham sandwich for lunch or a steak for dinner, it’s part of our culture. Of course, it’s not all bad. Animal-based proteins are complete, with all of the essential amino acids. A person could not exist without protein. The problem lies with the choices. The Centers fo ... Read on »
You Ask, I Answer: Sodium/Processed Foods by Andy B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 13 Nov 2009 10:01pm Perhaps you can explain to me in lay terms why processed food packs so much sodium. I think it is because sodium preserves food, or is it just to add flavor? – Anonymous Via the blog You are partially correct. Salt (which isn’t the same as sodium; table salt is a combination of sodium and chloride) and sugar were, really, the fi ... Read on »
You Ask, I Answer: Sodium/Processed Foods by Andy B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 2:01pm Perhaps you can explain to me in lay terms why processed food packs so much sodium. I think it is because sodium preserves food, or is it just to add flavor? -- Anonymous Via the blog You are partially correct. Salt (which isn't the same as sodium; table salt is a combination of sodium and chlori ... Read on »
Sodium and Processed Foods by mike santoro Posted Tue 01 Dec 2009 10:06pm "Watch your Sodium intake"... we've all heard that before, but rarely does anyone mentions Potassium. Sodium is an electrolyte, an important mineral used within the body for maintaining water balance, acid-base balance, muscle and nerve function, heart function, as well as kidney and adrenal function, but more importantly than the amount of so ... Read on »
Sodium Levels and Processed Foods by mike santoro Posted Fri 29 Jan 2010 8:12am There is a laundry list of reasons why people should greatly reduce the amount of processed foods in their diet, high in refined sugar and flower, food colorings and chemical additives, nutrient deficient empty calories, and of course high sodium levels just to name a few. A recent news article Huge range of salt found in processed food sheds ... Read on »