A Beetroot a Day Keeps Hypertension at Bay?


Following your five-a-day rule? Have you included beetroot? It appears beetroot may help lower blood pressure. Researchers from Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry showed that eating healthy amounts of nitrate-rich vegetables… Read More

71% of Toddler Snacks are Over-salted: Study


Buying ready-made food at grocery stores for your toddler? Learning to read nutrition labels might be on the menu for your next trip to the grocery store;  a new study says that the majority of pre-packaged foods for… Read More

Sodium in restaurants meals ‘alarmingly high’: study


If you’re eating out, it’s likely you’re consuming more salt than you should, a new study concludes. A new study looking at food served in Canadian chain restaurants revealed ‘alarmingly high’ sodium levels. What surprised researchers most was that… Read More

Mediterranean diet helps prevent heart disease: study


Fruit, fish, chicken, beans, tomato sauce, salads and a little wine. Oh yes, and be generous with the olive oil. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Monday that eating a Mediterranean diet can cut… Read More

Reduce sodium, save 500,000 lives over 10 yrs: study


Reducing sodium in the U.S. diet could save 280,000 to 500,000 lives over 10 years, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Using computer simulations and models researchers projected the effects of small (about… Read More

Will Cdn Gov’t ignore WHO Sodium Reduction Guidelines?


Will Canada continue to ignore WHO (World Health Organization) and UN (United Nations) salt reduction recommendations? The World Health Organization (WHO) just released its updated recommendations for dietary sodium intake reiterating a strong recommendation for target intake of… Read More

Habit-changing the hard way


Stubborn, addicted, or just plain thick? When it comes to breaking unhealthy habits, it’s hard to change. A recent article published by Statistics Canada titled Health behaviour changes after diagnosis of chronic illness among Canadians aged 50 or older,… Read More

Does your paycheque affect your health?


Low hourly wage earners, especially women and those aged 25-44 years old are at higher risk for hypertension, according to a study published in the European Journal of Public Health. As these two groups are not typically associated… Read More

Salt leads to sugar: a chain reaction


Eating salty junk food very likely causes a chain reaction leading to sugary drinks, a recent study published in Pediatrics reveals. High-sodium snacks may be the caveat for your children consuming more sugary drinks, according to an Australian… 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

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