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Sodium – Effects, Sources, Recommendations & Lowering Strategies

What we commonly refer to as table salt is made up of two elements (sodium and chlorine) and known as sodium chloride. Though a high sodium intake is associated with adverse health effects, a small amount is required to maintain normal bodily functions. Unfortunately, with an increased reliance on...

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Top 5 Things to Avoid When Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping, when done right, provides one of the best opportunities to clean up your diet and improve your eating habits. Loading your refrigerator and pantry full of healthy choices will go a long way in helping you eat more nutritious foods while making the wrong choices will do...

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Making Healthy Thanksgiving, Christmas and Holiday Side Dishes

Thanksgiving (or Christmas and other Holidays) dinner isn't only about the turkey. If you focus only on making the centerpiece healthy, you'll be skipping over the part of the meal that has the most potential for improvement. While the turkey is the main dish, the sides are what contain...

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