Thursday 28 Aug 2014

Information and opinions presented here do not always represent the views of the American Heart Association.

All posts tagged sodium

Girl at Breakfast

Bread and cereal add the most salt to kids’ diets

Every day, children in London eat an unhealthy amount of salt – with 36 percent of it coming from bread and cereal , according to a study published Monday. Excessive salt consumption is one of the major factors contributing to high …

Continue Reading...
FoodLabelSquare-3

Big changes in store for food labels

The Food and Drug Administration for the first time in two decades proposed sweeping changes to the nutrition labels on packaged foods at a White House announcement on Thursday. The

Heart Check Logo 300dpi smaller

Heart-Check mark foods must meet new nutrition requirements

This week was the deadline for food companies to meet more stringent criteria limiting added sugar, sodium, total calories and raising minimum dietary fiber requirements for foods bearing the

fruit

Overall heart-healthy diet is more important than occasional indulgences

The fourth in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. Don’t sweat satisfying a sweet tooth every now and then. New cardiovascular

stethoscope-heart

New heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines released

The first in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. Obesity should be treated like a disease and cholesterol-lowering drugs could

fruit

Tips for National Eating Healthy Day

Today is an opportunity to kick off some new habits that may just stick. Little by little, you’ll start to see a difference in how you feel and

Crystal Wall mug

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Rapper’s wife urges empowerment through fitness, knowledge about stroke

Two sisters are talking on the phone, as they do at least once a day. They’re laughing about a new TV comedy when one drops the phone and

photo(4)

An improved diet can also improve heart function, research shows

A specialized low-sodium diet can lower hypertension and improve heart function in patients with a common type of heart failure, according to research presented at the Heart Failure

Salt Shaker

Experts continue to debate sodium in series of commentaries

Although most experts agree that Americans consume too much sodium and that lowering sodium is good for your heart, the debate over the specifics continue in a series

Salt Shaker

Sodium in a child’s urine may indicate high blood pressure later, study says

Measuring sodium in a child’s urine may help doctors identify those at risk for having high blood pressure later in life, according to a study presented at the