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Sodium & Your Heart

September 24, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Sodium | Tags: Sodium, heart health, resources

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Sodium and Your Heart

Did you know that September 29th is World Heart Day?

One of the best ways to show your heart you care is through healthy eating. Reducing your intake of dietary sodium is a key way to lower your chances of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease.

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Salt Pig

September 11, 2012 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Sodium | Tags: salt pig, less salt, Sodium

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Salt Pig

My wife and I were recently in a cooking store shopping for a gift and I found myself looking at all the funky salt-pigs...for me.

Some people like ankle boots, some people like glitz and glam; I like salt pigs. I was trying to explain my appreciation for them to my friend Pete after my wife gave in and bought me one as a gift. I don’t think Pete understands.

Pete: What’s that?

Me: A salt pig!

Pete: Um, what?!

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Congratulations Ewa Rosol of Vancouver!

June 15, 2012 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Sodium | Tags: Contest Winners

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Informed Dining Contest winners

Congratulations to Our Grand Prize Winner Ewa Rosol of Vancouver!

Ewa is taking home $2000 worth of kitchen items from a store of her choice, as well as the services of a registered dietitian (valued at $500)! However, over the course of May and June 2012, some lucky British Columbians have also won some fun weekly prizes; $150 in gift certificates to restaurants participating in the Informed Dining program!

Did you know that on average British Columbians eat one in ten meals in a restaurant or food service establishment? + MORE

How’s Your Sodium Sense?

January 19, 2012 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Sodium | Tags: Sodium, sodium sense, game

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How’s Your Sodium Sense?

I wouldn't say I'm a "gamer", but I do enjoy video games. Especially multiplayer ones… online with my friends… Tuesday nights… with our headsets on (ya, we're cool, I know).

This is where we reconnect through talking about our feelings (trash talking and goading each other), sharing (yelling instructions to our teammates) and encouraging each other (inviting buddies to join the game so we can pwn them).

So, you can imagine my joy when I learned Healthy Families BC had developed a new online interactive resource, Sodium Sense.

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Why Oysters Don't Get Hypertension

January 5, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Sodium | Tags: seafood, shellfish, Sodium

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Why Oysters Don't Get Hypertension

I have an admission to make: I don't know everything. This includes the physiology of oysters, other bivalves, or basically anything that lives in the ocean. This came out rather comically in a recent blog meeting:

Kenton: "Are there foods high in sodium that might be a surprise for people?"

Joanna: "What about seafood?"

Kenton: "Seafood isn't high in sodium."

Joanna: "Even though it lives in salt water?" + MORE

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