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Posts Tagged ‘Sodium’

Chinese Food: The Good and The Bad

You either love Chinese food or you hate it. Well, I am speaking of the Americanized Chinese food we eat in the United States. Many Chinese foods are high in fat and sodium, taking its toll on our waistlines and our hearts. Chinese food is hard to eat on a diet, but it is not…

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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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Reading Nutrition Facts Labels

  You have probably seen the Nutrition Facts label on a package of food you were eating.  The more familiar you are with the information, the more you’ll want to use it daily to ensure you’re eating a healthy, balanced diet. Reading Nutrition Facts labels can be a challenging task at first. Every Nutrition Facts…

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