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This all-new health guide from the American Heart Association, the most trusted source on cardiovascular health, makes living a low-sodium lifestyle more achievable than ever before.
Given the association's recommendation that Americans should reduce their daily sodium intake by half to 1,500 milligrams, going low-sodium can seem daunting at best, but this user-friendly book makes it both possible and practical. With up-to-date health information, real-life strategies, and 60 low-sodium recipes for popular high-sodium foods, American Heart Association Eat Less Salt provides a complete toolkit for adopting a low-sodium lifestyle one step at a time.
Everyone can benefit from eating less salt: Millions of Americans (including 97 percent of children) consume far more sodium than they need, averaging about 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day, or seven times what the body needs to function. Current statistics say that nine out of ten Americans will develop high blood pressure at some time in their lives. The higher the sodium intake, the greater the risk for high blood pressure and its potentially deadly effects, including heart attack and stroke.
To address that risk, here is guidance on how to cut back on sodium and make the lifestyle adjustments that can prevent or reduce high blood pressure. In American Heart Association Eat Less Salt, you will find realistic strategies and approaches for achieving your low-sodium goals.
-An action plan for small incremental changes
-Easy-to-understand charts for targeting high-sodium foods both at home and when eating out
-Tips for staying focused on eating well
-Information on deciphering food labels
-60 recipes for low-sodium favorites.
American Heart Association Eat Less Salt shows you how to gradually reduce your dietary sodium without feeling deprived.
Knock down that sodium--but not the flavor--to decrease your blood pressure and risks for heart attack and stroke. This toolkit, sodium tracker, and cookbook in one gives you solid health information and 60 low-sodium recipes for favorite comfort foods. With the book's step-by-step approach, eating less salt has never been more achievable.
Everyone can benefit from a lower sodium diet: Millions of Americans (including 97 percent of children) consume far more sodium than they need, averaging about 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day, or seven times what the body needs to function. To help you achieve the association's recommended daily sodium intake of 1,500 milligrams, Eat Less Salt gives you realistic strategies for cutting back on sodium gradually.
With this book, you’ll learn how to:
-Monitor your current sodium intake
-Reduce the high-sodium products in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer
-Read and understand food labels
-Know which popular foods are “salt traps”
-Keep sodium in check while eating out
-Plan healthy, lower-sodium weekly menus without sacrificing flavor
About the Author
The mission of the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Its bestselling library of cookbooks and guides includes American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, 4th Edition; American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook; The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 8th Edition; American Heart Association Quick & Easy Cookbook, 2nd Edition; and American Heart Association Complete Guide to Women's Heart Health.
Table of Contents
SODIUM AND YOUR HEART HEALTH 10
chapter 1: Sodium, Salt, and Our Food Supply 12
chapter 2: Sodium, High Blood Pressure, and Heart Disease 21
STRATEGIES FOR A LOWER-SODIUM LIFESTYLE 28
chapter 3: Educate Yourself 30
chapter 4: Start with Small Changes 46
chapter 5: Target High-Sodium Foods at Home 60
chapter 6: Identify High-Sodium Foods When Eating Out 80
chapter 7: Stay Focused on Eating Well 89
chapter 8: Plan Ahead with Lower-Sodium Menus 100
chapter 9: Low Sodium for Life 118
SODIUM SENSE BY FOOD TYPE—WITH RECIPES 128
Breads and Grains 131
Soups and Broths 174
Cheese and Other Dairy Products 185
Sauces, Gravies, Condiments, and Seasonings 206
Salads and Salad Dressings 216
Vegetables and Fruits 227
Breakfast Foods 234
Desserts and Baking Products 244
LOW-SODIUM LIFESTYLE TOOLKIT 253
Daily Sodium Tracker 254
Daily Menu Planner 255
Sodium-Savvy Substitutions 256
Product Comparison Tracker 259
Sodium-Smart Staples 260
Food Groups and Suggested Servings 262
Sodium-Free Flavoring Suggestions 264
Warning Signs of Heart Attack and Stroke 265