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Just the Facts: Most children’s menus are filled with choices that are high in calories, fat, saturated fat and sodium. The population of today’s kids is experiencing an increased rate of obesity and even rising blood pressure. Look at the typical choices for popular kid items below: Tips for...
 
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Help for High Blood Pressure Most Americans will develop essential hypertension in their lifetime and more than half of adult Americans have a blood pressure that is higher than normal. One in four Americans already has hypertension which puts them at increased risk for stroke, heart attack, and kidney...
 
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MSG is a safer choice than salt! Back in 1968, a letter to the editor by Dr. Kwok discussed a strange syndrome of numbness around the head, shoulder and arms as well as palpitations and weakness that occurred whenever he ate at a Chinese restaurant. He mentioned that it might be due to the high ... MSG Is It A Safer Choice Than Salt?
 
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Should I Worry About Salt Intake? The Salt Institute claims that, "evidence now shows clearly that only a small minority of the population really benefits from restricting salt." Most people and many clinicians subscribe to this position and assume the only way too much salt can harm the body...
 
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Salt: Friend or Foe? Nutrition researchers have known about the need for salt much longer than most other nutrients. Oddly enough, there is no RDA for sodium although the 10th edition of the Recommended Dietary Allowances states, "The minimum average requirement for adults is 115 mg of sodium per...