Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
When was the last time you ate naked? No, I’m not talking about that pizza you ate in bed last weekend, so please put your pants back on.
I’m talking about whipping up lunch or dinner without condiments, sauces or the other extras we... Read more
You consume sodium every single day, and that's a good thing! Our bodies need sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much of a good thing (sodium in this case) can have negative effects on your health, such a... Read more
When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I... Read more
How do you know if you are in ketosis? My blood sugar is 71 and I'm type 2 diabetic. I eat 10g of carb a day from green veggies. I'm trying a half of avocado for snacks. I don't get low blood shakes anymore. I want to lose 100lbs. #food #fitness... Read more
went for my yearly physical back in January and was told that my hemoglobin was borderline high. it came in at 5.7 (pre diabetes) I have been trying to watch what I eat per the doctor and I can't seem to lower this count. any suggestions?... Read more
Totally nailed a low-carb country style dinner of coconut flour breaded pork chops, mashed cauliflower with gravy (used psyllium in place of corn starch or flour) and green beans. Kids and husband devoured it. YES!... Read more
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese topped with 4 oz grapes sliced, and 2 tbs lite Cool Whip and a splash of coconut milk if you like...yum! One of my faves lately. Only 177 cals. I also ate 4 thin slices of deli ham...total for all only 237 cals :) Lunch... Read more
Eating potassium-rich foods will help the body get rid of sodium. Bananas are the perfect on the go snack for dieters and diabetics. Potassium promotes blood flow to all the arteries. If potassium is low, the body retains extra sodium which will r... Read more
Bananas contain high levels of potassium. Sodium is retained in the body when you dont have enough potassium. Bananas have potassium to help lower blood pressure. Red grapes and Dark Chocolate have also been shown to help lower BP. Foods that are kno... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Both low-fat cottage cheese and black bean soup are nutritious, high-protein snacks. But most processed foods contain high levels of sodium, which can contribute to high blood pressure. The average American adult consumes about 2,500 to 5,0... Read more
Finding food that's high in flavor and low in salt can be challenging. A few months ago, I shared my salt-free secret weapons--and you shared your own.
Soon after, the folks at Mrs. Dash reached out. As purveyors of salt-free seasonings, they know... Read more
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