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Delicious Ways to Strengthen Your Health by Reducing Salt in Your Diet

 

If you’re like most Americans, you may be endangering your health by eating an excessive amount of salt. Too much salt can put you at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

Government guidelines recommend no more than 2,300 mg per day of sodium for people over the age of 2. That’s about 1 teaspoon of salt a day. In reality, the average American eats more than 3,400 mg a day, which is about 50% too much. The main culprits are processed and prepared foods which account for about 80% of this total.

The good news is that there are steps you can take now to reduce your personal consumption of salt and sodium. There are also things you can do to help ensure that the food industry offers better low-salt options in the future.

Try these simple techniques to cut back on salt without sacrificing flavor:


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Following Through With Your Weight Loss Plan

 

If you’ve ever felt frustrated because you struggled to complete a task or achieve a goal, like weight management,  you understand the importance of self-discipline. Working to improve your self-discipline is a challenge that will take a bit of effort, but the results will be well worth your time.

 

Having self-discipline means not requiring anyone else to know about what you’re doing or why. All you need is to know within yourself that you want something badly enough to achieve it, no matter what.

 

Try these tips to increase your weight loss self-discipline:


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Essential Nutrition: Ensure You’re Getting Enough Vitamin D

You probably know that vitamin D is important for strong bones, but new research shows that it packs many additional health benefits as well. Even though our bodies make this nutrient naturally when we’re exposed to sunlight, more than one billion people worldwide suffer from a deficiency.

These are the basic facts about vitamin D and easy ways to ensure you’re getting enough.


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