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Halve Your Salt Intake: It Could Save Your Life

Don't take this advice with a pinch of salt. The Center for Science in the Public Interest estimates that more than 100,000 lives could be saved in the United States every year if people cut down t…

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You Eat More Salt Than You Think (infographic)

Even if you never touch a salt shaker, it doesn't mean you're not eating a ton of salt. You may be surprised at how many of the foods you eat at home, as well as the foods you eat out, are loaded with…

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How to Flavor Potatoes Without Salt: 6 Terrific Tips

Potatoes are my favorite comfort food—there are very few days of the month that I don’t enjoy them in some way or the other. I am sure it is the same for many of you. But far too often, potatoes are s…

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8 ‘Staple’ Foods to Avoid at the Grocery Store

A lot of so-called "staple" items that we buy at the grocery store are loaded with unnecessary and sometimes harmful ingredients. They are simply not as essential as we've been lead to believe, and ca…

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Cutting Back on Salt? Use This Instead.

Cooking can sure be a pain if you're watching your salt intake. How many recipes are there that don't contain the stuff? You can certainly opt for a commercial salt substitute, but they tend to have w…

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10 Food Swaps to Lower Blood Pressure

While blood pressure rises and falls naturally, sustained elevation -- otherwise known as high blood pressure, or hypertension -- can damage your heart, kidneys, and even brain. More than 65 mil…

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Table Salt vs. Sea Salt?

Salt has gotten a bad rap over the last decade. But more and more research is showing the importance of sodium in our diet.  It is involved with the regulation of blood pressure and bodily fluids, tra…

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Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Photo Courtesy of:  Thinkstock/iStockphoto Some foods have been promoted as "healthy," when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples.  Here's an expansion on…

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24 Surprising Uses for Salt

We know that eating too much salt is unhealthy for us (or is it?), but salt has all kinds of uses around the home! From your beauty routine to cleaning, salt can really come in handy. Table salt an…

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Salt is Bad For You… No It’s Not!

If you are paying attention, then you have probably noticed a trend of sorts – particularly about contradictory medical findings. Take virtually any substance that can be consumed or ingested (except …

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