As a point of comparison, traditional Heinz ketchup has 190 mgs of sodium per tablespoon, so if you use 6 tablespoons in a day you would be taking in your day’s sodium. That’s a good reason to switch to a low-salt alternative.
Ketchup (or do you say catsup) is one condiment that I initially found it extremely difficult to live without after being put on a low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar diet following my angioplasty in 2012. Regular varieties are high in salt and sugar.
Today’s topic is processed meats — you know, hot dogs, salami, sausages, cold cuts of all kinds. I loved them all and ate them all regularly until my 2012 angioplasty. Now they’re just a distant memory for me.
This is turning into healthcare week on the blog it seems. A lot of health-related items seem to be filling my e-mail box, hopefully they can help you, although my intent here is to write more about food than health because health science is a moving target that I don’t often completely trust.
On average, Americans consume about 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day – 33% more than the FDA’s recommended intake and 50% more than what the American Heart Association advises. Such unhealthy eating habits increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
This is a guest post that crossed my desk at my day job writing for a healthcare magazine. I asked for permission to use it on my personal blog, hoping it will help others wrestling with getting the salt out of their diets, as I am. It was supplied to me by Diane O’Donnell, senior public relations specialist at the North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y. A video also is available, simply click here to see it.
New FDA guidelines aimed at reducing the level of sodium that food companies and restaurants put in their fare can’t come soon enough for one New York nutrition expert.
I’ve never gotten past thinking the real cause of my problems is simply heredity, given that my father and several aunts and uncles have died of heart attacks.
I started this blog after having an angioplasty in 2012 because current medical science thinks what we eat, our food environement, can impact such things as how or if cholesterol builds up in our arteries to cause the type of major blockages I experienced.
Doctors have put me on cholesterol lowering drugs, even though my cholesterol levels were never in a danger zone prior to my heart troubles, and they’ve advised me to cut the salt, fat and sugar from my diet.
it’s been a while since I’ve posted some sexy, delicious, colourful, and mainly, super healthy recipe that would brighten the mood of your mind and tummy. This time, I went for a purely vegetarian recipe which is colourful enough to paint smile on your face; difficult enough to taste more deservedly; healthy enough to make your tummy dance and sing “Hey, Hey Hippie” from joy; and charming enough to flirt with all of your senses.
Try several types of fish for a dinner for family and or friends and let them sample some of each. You’ll be eating low-salt, low-fat, and hopefully enjoying it too.
Many fish are considered healthy these days but everyone has their own favorites and types they won’t eat. I recently wrote about how I’m enjoying walleye these days but my wife didn’t like the flavor.
So one recent Friday, I did a fish mix and match dinner, making walleye for me and tilapia for her.
I made some peppers and onions as a side dish to cut the somewhat fishy flavor of the walleye. It all went together quite well.
Walleye is not a fish I heard much about growing up next to the Atlantic Ocean in New York. But since I’ve lived in the Midwest, it’s a fish name that pops up frequently, especially in my college days in Wisconsin, since it’s a fresh water rather than a salt water specie.
I’d never had occasion to try it until recently, but loved it at a restaurant in the Wisconsin resort town of Lake Geneva. So when I saw it for sale at Costco recently I bought some for home.