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Posts Tagged ‘Heart Health’

Heart Check Mark

Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans so it is an important topic to discuss. Looking for the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark on food packaging in the grocery store is a great way to eat a heart healthy diet.  To be certified, the product has to meet certain requirements for specific nutrients per…

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Adverse Effects of Sodium

Sodium is one component of salt.  It is needed to keep the fluids in our bodies balanced.  It helps transmit nerve impulses to your brain and plays a role in muscle contraction and relaxation.  You do not need to worry about getting enough, the problem is getting too much. The recommended daily amounts range from 1500-2400…

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Healthy Substitutions in Cooking & Baking

When baking or cooking from scratch, I notice what and how much of ingredients I put in my food.  Often I am surprised at how much oil/ butter/ eggs a recipe takes.  2 sticks of butter for cookies.. 3 eggs for cake..etc.  These ingredients significantly contribute to the overall fat and calorie content of a…

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