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Sodium: Beyond the Basics


In this "Know How, Know More" series, decide how you want to learn, be it reading, watching, and sharing content about sodium and heart health. (February is American Heart Month, by the way.)

The DASH Diet - Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

High blood pressure (or hypertension) increases risk of heart events, such as heart attack and stroke. Learn more about the DASH Diet from the National Institutes of Health. There are also phone apps to help you follow and track your progress with the recommended daily foods.

Sodium v. Salt

Learn more about sodium in this video, and ways to reduce sodium in the diet. 

Sodium Trivia

Reading food labels is the best way to know how much sodium is in a serving of different foods.  Think you know how much are in foods?  Try your hand at Sodium Trivia.

Lower Sodium Meal Plan

Simple swaps can reduce sodium to the recommended amount, below 2,300mg per day.  Download the handout for the post to see an example menu, and read about ways to meal plan, shop, and cook to reduce sodium.

Recipe Ideas

Try these lower-sodium recipes!  Watch the recipe videos with step-by-step instructions, and find the recipes for printing in the handout.

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Today's post was written by Caitlin Huth. Caitlin Huth, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian and Nutrition & Wellness Educator serving DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Counties. She teaches nutrition- and food-based lessons around heart health, food safety, diabetes, and others. In all classes, she encourages trying new foods, gaining confidence in healthy eating, and getting back into our kitchens.



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