Research proves high sodium consumption is harmful, even without hypertension

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A paper called “Dietary Sodium and Health: More Than Just Blood Pressure” has linked high sodium consumption to negative health consequences, even where blood pressure remains at a healthy level overall. Periodic increases in blood pressure caused by… Read More

High Blood Pressure in Kids has Adult Implications

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World Salt Awareness Week will take place from March 16-22, 2015. This welcome message from the Chairman of World Action on Salt and Health explains why this year’s campaign focuses on an unexpected audience: children.  

Hypertension in Canada: What you need to know INFOGRAPHIC

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    Data From: Hypertension In Canada: A 2014 Fact Sheet from the CIHR HSF Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control and Hypertension Canada.  Available at: https://www.hypertension.ca/images/whatsnew/Final%20HTN%20Fact%20Sheet%201.pdf Adapted from: High Blood Pressure: Why Prevention and Control Are Urgent… Read More

Kids progressively increase salt consumption: cause for concern

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Sodium consumption progressive A fact sheet released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is attempting to help US families cut down their sodium intake, as there is “cause for concern” that high sodium consumption in early life… Read More

Putting DASH in your diet

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No, it’s not about speeding up the eating process. -But that doesn’t mean it’ll slow you down, either! If you’re keen on changing your diet for 2013, DASH might be the best diet menu you ever looked at…. Read More

Top five salty condiments

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It’s easy enough to keep track of how often we use the salt shaker, but a little more challenging when we’re flavouring our food using other favorite condiments. Sodium contributes to fluid retention, and too much sodium is… Read More

Ion the Taste Bud Prize: Salt

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“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. Matthew 5:13 There’s… Read More

How much salt do we need?

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Salt plays a vital role in your health – but like anything, too much of it has an adverse affect on your cardiovascular life and overall health. So the question is, how much salt does your body need?… Read More

Active video games do not replace activity: Active Healthy Kids Canada

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Active Healthy Kids Canada does not recommend active video games as a strategy to help kids be more physically active. Here are some key points the organization says often mislead parents: Playing active video games doesn’t lead to… Read More

Confused by Labels on Prepackaged Foods?

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Nutrition Facts labels are now mandatory on most prepackaged foods in Canada – but how do you read them? When checking sodium levels, focus on the number of mg listed for sodium in the Nutritional Facts table. This… Read More

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