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Health & wellness

Nutrition and you!

Some clever ways to reduce salt — while shopping

Adapted from the Nutrition and You! blog at

According to research from Mintel, about six out of every 10 Americans are trying to watch the sodium in their diet by cutting back on the amount of salt that they cook with and use to season their foods at the table. Unfortunately, you have a 90 percent chance of developing high blood pressure at some point in your life, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Typically, the higher your sodium intake, the higher your blood pressure. Having high blood pressure increases your risk for heart attack and stroke.

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