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9 Reasons to Ditch Bacon for Good

I keep reading about bacon as a health food. Seriously: bacon never was and never will be a health food. While diets like the Paleo Diet may have some redeeming qualities, these diets are often just a…

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10 Surprising Foods High in Sodium

Most of us know that fast food and frozen foods are high in sodium. Then there are the chips and other snack foods that tend to be doused in the white stuff. It’s fairly obvious to most people that th…

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How Much Salt is in Your McDonald’s Meal?

Exactly how much sodium is in your favorite McDonald’s guilty pleasure? I’ve compiled a list of some common foods to give you a sense. Keep in mind that most experts recommend getting less than 2300 m…

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Unexpected Source of Sodium Increases Heart Attack Risk

It may surprise you to learn that many prescription and over-the-counter medications contain hidden sodium, especially the drugs that dissolve in your mouth or are added to water. Because sodium-conta…

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8 Surprisingly Salty Foods

As we age, our sodium intake becomes more and more important. And, while it's easy to measure how much sodium you're getting if your only way of getting it is through a salt shaker, it's easy to forge…

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What Not to Put on Your Sandwich

During a recent nationwide study, 6,000 adults over the age of 20 were asked to list what they had eaten during the entire previous day, including quantities. Titled What We Eat in America, the stu…

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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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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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Drink water. If I'm busy, it is a fast way to feel too full to eat, and I need it to burn fat. If …

OH..... very helpful!! Wish I had this in print!!

Interesting. Thanks.