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Sodium is found in salt. Whether cooking at home, grabbing something on the go, or dining out, salt isn't the only ingredient that adds flavour to meals. Learn how to lower your sodium intake.

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All types of salt, and many processed foods, are high in sodium

Sodium 101

November 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

High sodium foods are not difficult to find. Packaged foods, ready-to-eat foods, fast foods and restaurant meals often have high sodium levels, even if they don't seem to taste salty.
Plan Low Sodium Meals

Plan Low Sodium Meals

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Learn how to plan and prepare low sodium meals your family will love. These easy ideas will help to reduce your overall salt intake. Planning low sodium meals are easier than you think.
Health Effects of High Sodium

The Health Effects of High Sodium

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

It's commonly known that eating too much sodium can result in high blood pressure, but did you know that the amount of sodium you consume can affect your overall heart health too?
Tips to Lower Sodium

Tips to Lower Sodium

August 3, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Most of us eat about 3400 mg of sodium per day. This is more than double the amount we need for good health.
Sodium Savvy Videos

Videos: Sodium Savvy

August 2, 2013 by Healthy Families BC

Every day we all make choices about our diet and although we all need sodium, but most of us eat more than double the amount we need.
Learn From the Label

Learn From the Label

August 2, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Did you know that 75 per cent of the sodium we eat comes from processed foods? Reading the label on packaged foods is a key factor in making healthier food choices.
Get the Facts on Sodium in Salt

Salt and Sodium: Get the Facts!

August 1, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Most foods we eat contain too much sodium. Eating too much sodium can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and kidney disease.


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