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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Salt and Sodium


Episode # 43: Salt and Sodium | February is National Heart Month

Check ingredients list to avoid sneaky sodium. Sodium can be labeled as any of the following:

  1. Disodium guanylate (GMP)
  2. Disodium inosinate (IMP)
  3. Fleur de sel
  4. Himalayan pink salt
  5. Kosher salt
  6. Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  7. Rock salt
  8. Salt
  9. Sea salt
  10. Sodium bicarbonate
  11. Sodium nitrate
  12. Sodium citrate
  13. Sodium chloride
  14. Sodium diacetate
  15. Sodium erythorbate
  16. Sodium glutamate
  17. Sodium lactate
  18. Sodium lauryl Sulfate
  19. Sodium metabisulfite
  20. Sodium phosphate
  21. Trisodium phosphate

Resource: 

American Heart Association. 2017. Break Up With Salt. Link


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Heart Month


Episode 42: Heart Month

References: American Heart Association

Additional Resources:
Find links to educational resources for consumers and professionals from CDC and Million Hearts®. Check back here throughout February for more information on heart disease prevention, including a CDC Feature Article and quiz.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Mindful Eating


January 26, 2017 in Mindful Eating Day learn more here.

Mindful practices:

  • Approach eating with your health in mind
  • Plan meals ahead of time
  • Sit at the table when eating
  • Before eating take a moment to look over your plate. Notice the color and the smells. When eating slow down and actually let yourself feel the texture and enjoy the taste. 
  • Slow down....no really SLOW DOWN

Try this exercise:

Next time you have a meal or a snack choose 1 item on your plate to answer the following questions.

  1. What color is the food?
  2. How does it smell?
  3. Describe the first bite (i.e. is it hot, spicy, juicy, slimy)?
  4. Count how many times you chew the first bite.

If you can, try this exercise with someone else so you can talk out your answers.


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