Heart Healthy Choices

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Get the scoop on sodium!

The average American consumes more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day – more than twice the amount recommended by the American Heart Association. So, how much sodium is in a teaspoon of salt? Visit heart.org/salt to find out and take our sodium quiz.

 

 

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What's on a label?

The Food and Drug Administration proposed sweeping changes to nutrition labels for the first time in two decades. The proposals require food manufacturers to list added sugars. Many people consume more sugar than they realize. How much sugar is in one 12-ounce can of regular soda? Read more.

 

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Heart-healthy options.

When you see the Heart-Check mark on food packaging, you'll instantly know the food has been certified to meet the American Heart Association's guidelines for a heart-healthy food. It's a good first step in creating an overall sensible eating plan. Read more.

 

 

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Cook with heart:

Cooking at home is a great way to ensure the ingredients that go into your recipes are healthy, and it gives you more control over the amount of sodium in your food. Check out our heart healthy recipes and cooking tips at heart.org/simplecooking.

 
 
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