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Watching out for hidden sodium

It is well documented that, over time, a diet high in sodium can lead to many ill health effects, especially on the cardiovascular system. A high-sodium diet can also negate the effects of diuretics, an important treatment ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Health
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Cut down on salt, government says -- and calories

(AP) -- You should eat less salt, the government says. A lot less. It won't be easy. Consumers will need help from food companies if they are going to meet the government's ambitious new goals, announced Monday, for half ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Health
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Chicken producers debate 'natural' label

(AP) -- A disagreement among poultry producers about whether chicken injected with salt, water and other ingredients can be promoted as "natural" has prompted federal officials to consider changing labeling guidelines.

dateJul 30, 2010 in Health
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Cutting Sodium From Your Diet

( -- Keep in mind that salt is not only what comes out of the shaker, but rather what goes into the food during processing and manufacture.

dateFeb 16, 2010 in Health
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Sodium contents of processed foods decoded

Sodium is essential for myriad biological processes including fluid balance and muscle contraction. However, too much sodium can have harmful effects such as increasing blood pressure. Consequently, reducing sodium intake ...

dateJan 25, 2010 in Health
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