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Salt and Sodium in the Diet
Salt is a major source of sodium in the diet. Sodium is an essential nutrient that the body requires to perform a variety of vital functions. Excess intake of sodium, however, can lead to a variety of health problems including high blood pressure (hypertension). More than 800 thousand Americans die each year from conditions caused by high blood pressure such as heart...
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the United States is the world’s largest consumer of sugars and sweeteners with most Americans consuming more than 355 calories — or 22 teaspoons — of added sugar each day. While the consumption of normal levels of sugar is not problematic, many Americans (whether they know it or not) consume far more sugar than...
Food Additives
Food additives have been used for centuries for a variety of purposes including the preservation of food freshness. In modern society, the use of food additives is more pervasive than ever due to the increased production and availability of prepared, processed and convenience foods. While food additives are regulated in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), such widespread use...
Organic Foods Revisited
In the U.S. food industry, the term "organic," refers to the process by which agricultural products such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat are grown (or raised) and processed. In order for a food product to be certified/labeled organic, it must meet standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) which outline the...
Exercise tips for Elderly, Obese and Mobility–Impaired Individuals
Exercise is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle, yet many people struggle to become physically active. Individuals who are elderly, obese or otherwise mobility impaired face unique challenges and additional obstacles to becoming active and enjoying the benefits of exercise. It may be difficult for such individuals to overcome these challenges, but it can be done and the benefits of physical activity...
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