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Shopping Guide: Foods Low in Saturated Fat and Sodium

Another reader question: What can you eat that is lower in saturated fat AND sodium? Seems like when they lower saturated fat they add sodium. It’s not your imagination—when food manufacturers lower the fat in their products, they often increase

Posted in eating well, food, fruits and vegetables, healthy choices, saturated fat, snacks, sodium

Want to Live Longer? Eat Less Red Meat.

A study published yesterday in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that eating too much red meat can shorten your lifespan. Now, red meat has had a bad reputation for a while (blame its saturated fat and cholesterol content, which

Posted in blood pressure, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, eating well, insulin, nitrites, processed foods, red meat, sodium

What are your views on the recent recommendation that everyone should reduce their sodium intake to 2/3 of a teaspoon (the current limit for high-risk Americans)?

Consuming too much sodium can harm your health (and speed aging) in several ways, including weakening your bones, increasing your blood pressure (and, by extension, your risk of cardiovascular disease), and putting you at higher risk for kidney problems. And

Posted in blood pressure, bone health, cardiovascular disease, processed foods, salt, sodium