Deciphering Those Pesky Nutrition Labels

Key to developing a healthy nutrition plan is mastering those Nutrition Facts labels on food and beverage products. Most important of all is paying attention to the Servings Per Container data. Because most product packages hold more than one serving. And the listed facts are only for one serving. Check out this link to learn how to read these labels.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/InteractiveNutritionFactsLabel/#intro

Sodium: A Reduction Plan

Sodium (salt) is a deadly, addictive food additive. We should have no salt in our cupboards. Most foods already have enough sodium, without our shaking more salt on them. Read this linked article from Harvard University to learn a few ways to consume less salt.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/simple-swaps-to-eat-less-salt

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Worst of the Best

Sodium (salt) in high doses is dangerous. None of us should consume more than 2,300 mg per day. And many should have even less, depending on which metabolic conditions they may be suffering. In fact, so much sodium is packed into our daily food purchases, we should never add salt to anything we eat. Especially when eating out. Click this link to view a humorous look (with videos) of some of the highest sodium counts in restaurant foods.

https://cspinet.org/news/subway-pf-chang%E2%80%99s-mcdonald%E2%80%99s-vie-milligrammy-awards-20171011

Muddling Through The Nutrition Mire

With so much information swirling about regarding the “proper” nutrition, it is often difficult to know what guidance to follow and what guidance to ignore. My advice: stop listening to Gym Bro at your fitness center about more protein and low carbs. Instead, visit this website for some sound information.

https://health.gov/news/dietary-guidelines-digital-press-kit/2016/01/top-10-things-you-need-to-know/

Hydration For Wellness

Many people dislike drinking water. But water is vital to our health and well-being. And it is one of the most neglected nutrients in modern nutrition plans. Check out this short article for more details.

https://www.livescience.com/38553-staying-hydrated-in-the-heat.html

Healthy Eating: Reducing Blood Pressure

Many health conditions can be mitigated with our nutrition choices. Most of us know to avoid sodium (salt) if our blood pressure is high. However, instead of repeating what we should avoid eating, here are several things to consider eating if we are hypertensive … with our doctor’s blessing, of course.

baked salmon fillet

baked salmon fillet

http://www.cheatsheet.com/health-fitness/foods-everyone-with-high-blood-pressure-should-eat.html/?a=viewall