Thursday, December 29, 2011

Less salt = fewer heart attacks!

In a recent study by the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists found that if everyone reduced salt intake by a half a teaspoon per day, there would be between 54,000 and 99,000 fewer heart attacks each year and between 44,000 and 92,000 fewer deaths.

An overwhelming 75 percent or more of our daily sodium comes from processed foods (canned, packaged or frozen items, deli meats, prepared take-home dishes) and meals eaten at restaurants—from fast food to fine dining. Eating fresh whole foods and cooking more at home is definitely the way to go.

This most certainly has your mind on the same thing I have my mind on. Where can I cut out salt? How can I make food still taste good?

Well, that's what this blog is about. So please subscribe or friend me and keep coming back!

In case you're curious, here is the study:

No comments:

Post a Comment