Too Much Salt in Your Food? Check the Sodium-to-Calorie Ratio

Too Much Salt in Your Food? Check the Sodium-to-Calorie Ratio

For the human body, salt is at the same time a necessary mineral and a deadly one. In ancient times, it was so coveted, that Roman soldiers received their pay in salt (the term “salary” from the latin for salt … Continue reading

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How I Got Off 5 Meds After 20 Years

How I Got Off 5 Meds After 20 Years

A few days ago we got an email from AA that was so inspiring we wanted to share it with all of you. Thanks AA for allowing us to publish: Dear Fooducate, I can’t thank you enough for this application.  … Continue reading

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Sara Lee to (s l o  w   l    y) Reduce Sodium in Product Lines

Sara Lee to (s l o w l y) Reduce Sodium in Product Lines

Sara Lee Corporation announced late last week that it plans a sodium reduction in many of its products over the course of the next five years. The reduction is in “key categories” of fresh bread, hot dogs, lunchmeat, breakfast foods … Continue reading

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Did King Tut Eat Junk Food? Mummies Show Clogged Arteries

Did King Tut Eat Junk Food? Mummies Show Clogged Arteries

Here’s an interesting story. Cardiologists from the US decided to check 3500 year old mummies for heart disease. They headed off to Cairo, Egypt and what they found was quite surprising. Although no fast food or trans-fat were peddled in … Continue reading

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Why Potato Chips Aren’t Always The Worst Option

Why Potato Chips Aren’t Always The Worst Option

Note: The following is a guest post by Andy Bellatti, MS. He is the creator of the Small Bites blog, where this post originally appeared.  Andy is on the Registered Dietitian track at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food … Continue reading

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Salt Myths

Salt Myths

Our body needs salt to function properly, but most of us are getting twice as much as our bodies need. This leads to high blood pressure, hypertension, and other maladies. Many times people are not even aware that their sodium … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Guess How Much Sodium Is in This Meal

You’ll Never Guess How Much Sodium Is in This Meal

This is Red Lobster’s Admiral’s Feast including: Shrimp, bay scallops, clam strips and fried sole.  Also comes with with creamy lobster topped mashed potato, Caesar salad with dressing, and a complimentary Cheddar Bay Biscuit. Not pictured, but included in the … Continue reading

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Unilever Food Conglomerate: We’re Reducing Salt In 22,500 Products

Unilever Food Conglomerate: We’re Reducing Salt In 22,500 Products

Image via Wikipedia Unilever, one of the largest food conglomerates in the world, has recently announced it is adopting a holistic approach to sodium reduction in its global food portfolio. The European based corporation is the owner of famous US … Continue reading

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Too Much Salt for 70% of Americans

Too Much Salt for 70% of Americans

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has just published the results of a sodium survey conducted in 2005-2006. Sodium (40%) and Chlorine (60%) are the two elements making up table salt. High consumption of sodium can increase the risk for … Continue reading

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Voters – Elect to Eat Better

Voters – Elect to Eat Better

The presidential election is here. Once in 4 years, we get a chance to decide the country’s future. This election, timed with a severe financial crisis and international restlessness, has led many to declare that the US is ailing and … Continue reading

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