sodium

  • Salty Talk

    The FDA’s recom­mendation for adults is 2,400 mg of sodium per day or less—the equivalent of a tea­spoon of table salt. If a food has 5 percent or less of your daily sodium, it’s a low-so­dium food. If it has 20 percent or greater, it is high in sodium.

    75% of sodium in the American diet comes from packages and restaurant foods

  • From Bland to Bold

    Chili powder tastes great in chili or as a taco-style meat flavoring. Also try adding it to meat rubs.

    Smoked paprika adds a deep brown color to bread-crumb casserole toppings, barbecue rubs, or to seasoning blends for sauteing or searing any proteins. Also adds a great smoky flavor to marinades.

    We are a sodium-overdosed people: here are five spices to use instead of salt
  • The Big Picture for Low Blood Pressure

    Sure, cutting sodium out of your diet is historically the most recommended approach to lowering blood pressure. But, according to a recent roundtable of experts, one must look outside the box of eliminating sodium to achieve better results.