Saturday 01 Nov 2014

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All posts tagged Processed Food

A doctor tackles her own blood pressure

Dr. Beth Piraino was more accustomed to treating patients than being one. But that changed four years after she checked her blood pressure and realized she was in trouble. “It was 180/110 — really high,” said Piraino, 65, a nephrologist […]

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Effort to eliminate trans fats from the American diet continues

From the cereal bowl to the snack bowl, the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to restrict the amount of processed trans fats on the kitchen table is part of

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FDA moves to restrict artificial trans fats in processed foods

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it wants to restrict partially hydrogenated oils—the major source of trans fat in processed foods and an important contributor to

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Heart-healthy Teaching Garden overcomes elements, obstacles

First-grade teachers at Richard R. Green Central Park School in Minneapolis were excited to receive an American Heart Association Teaching Garden to learn about healthy foods by planting their

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Schools serving up better options help reverse obesity

Schools across the country are taking several steps to fight obesity by providing healthier foods, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The

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SimpleScience@Heart Almost everyone in the world eats too much salt

No matter where you live, you’re probably eating way more salt than you should. Seventy-five percent of the world’s population eats nearly twice the recommended amount of salt per

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Celebrate your low sodium success!

Low-Sodium Dinner Party As you near the end of your Twenty-One Day Sodium-Swap Challenge there is one more obstacle to overcome: eating low-sodium, with others. For many, the most

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Dining out on a low sodium diet

 The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that you consume no more than 1500 milligrams of sodium per day.  This can be difficult to achieve if you eat out

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Look out for hidden sodium in processed foods

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that all Americans consume no more than 1,500 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day, more than twice our average intake of 3,400

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Finding Flavor Beyond the Shaker

For the next three weeks, the American Heart Association challenges you to kick back on the salt. But that doesn't mean three weeks of eating boring, bland food.