Tag: sodium

Iodine Supplements Before, During, and After Pregnancy

“Iodine Supplements Before, During, and After Pregnancy” Although severe iodine deficiency was eliminated in the United States nearly a century ago after the introduction of iodized salt, iodine intake has declined in recent decades. Public health efforts to limit salt intake to decrease cardiovascular risk, in conjunction with increasing use of non-iodized salt may in…


How to eat a heart-healthy diet

Hi, I’m Andrea Ho And I’m Daphna Steinberg, and we’re Registered Dietitians in the Schulich Heart Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Healthy eating is an important way to maintain heart health. Over the next few minutes, we’d like to share answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about heart healthy eating. I…


Macrominerals: The Seven Major Minerals of Human Nutrition

Minerals are central to human nutrition and are a part of uncountable functions in our bodies. There are certain minerals that are found in greater abundance in the body, and these are called macrominerals. Although we don’t yet have one standard definition of what makes a mineral a macromineral, there are seven minerals that are…


Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?

“Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?” Canned beans are convenient, but are they as nutritious as home cooked? And if you do used canned, should you drain them or not? This recent study, spilled the beans. The federal government recommends about a half a cup a day, counting them as both a protein and a vegetable,…


Alkaline water: a scam?

Is Alkaline Water a Scam? Is alkaline water a scam? There are thousands of websites and pyramid schemes hawking $6,000 machines to alkalinize our tap water into “miracle healing water.” And not just any miracle healing water, but, “magical miracle healing water.” With, no surprise, miraculous properties, “one of the [supposed] greatest health advances in…


Are You Reading Nutrition Labels Wrong?

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What are the Healthiest Foods?

the latest Dietary Guidelines the 2015 guidelines won’t be out probably until January 2016 have a chapter on food components to reduce but when they say things like reduce intake of solid fats major sources of saturated and trans fatty acids what does that mean in terms of which foods to reduce similarly there’s a…


Shaking the Salt Habit

“Shaking the Salt Habit” The two most prominent dietary risks for death and disability in the world are not eating enough fruit and eating too much salt. Too little fruit kills nearly five million people every year, and too much salt kills four million. There are three things we can do to lower our salt…


Sodium and Autoimmune Disease: Rubbing Salt in the Wound?

millions suffer from asthma attacks triggered by exercise within five minutes of starting exercising people can get short of breath start coughing and wheezing such that lung function significantly drops but on a high salt diet the attack is even worse whereas on a low salt diet there’s hardly a significant drop in function at…


How to Use the % Daily Value on Food Labels to Choose the Healthiest Product

Confused about how to use food labels to make healthier choices at the grocery store? You’re not alone. A recent survey showed that 51% of Canadians are confused about how to read food labels. Today we will be focusing on the % daily value section of the food label. The % DV is a guide…