Salty or Sweet?Jan 5, 2021
Whether you are on team salt or team sugar, excess is not your friend. Too much sugar can lead to diabetes or prediabetes while too much salt can cause high blood pressure, a primary risk factor in heart disease and stroke. These are eatables you’ll want to avoid at all costs or at least take note that they are in the danger zone.
The Salty Truth
1,500 mg recommended sodium intake
Just one slice of pepperoni can contain almost 500 mg sodium. Try less cheese and meat and more veggie toppings.
Add up your bread intake during a day and the milligrams multiply.
Tacos and burritos
Instead of traditional toppings and fillings, load with veggies and lean protein.
Sugar is Not Nice
Recommended added sugar intake = 9 teaspoons for men, 6 teaspoons for women
One 12-ounce can of regular soda contains about eight tablespoons of sugar (and zero nutritional value) Go for flavored fizzy water with no sugar.
Candy, cakes, cookies and pies (Oh my!)
Try cutting the amount of sugar in the recipe, use vanilla or almond extracts or replace sugar with spices.
Ice cream, sweetened yogurt and sweetened milk
Substitute instead with sherbet, ice milk or frozen, fat-free or low-fat yogurt.
American Heart Association