Because doctors don’t routinely check for salt sensitivity, you may not know if you're one of those unlucky few with high blood pressure risks. To play it safe, everyone should be cutting back the salt in their diet and making a few other healthy tweaks.
As blood pressure and health care costs for chronic disease continue to rise, the FDA is preparing to lower salt guidelines. Many folks in the U.S. take in about 3,400 milligrams (or 1 ½ teaspoons) of salt each day, that’s well above the 2,300 milligrams per day (or 1 teaspoon) maximum recommendation. By having food companies and restaurants cut back on salt, the FDA is hoping to lower the incidence of high blood pressure, strokes and other medical proble
Ever wondered what that "high-fiber" cereal is actually providing in the way of fiber? (And is it less impressive than the box labeled "fiber-rich"?) Or how many calories are in that "low-calorie" sports drink?
Jalebis are much-loved sweets in India and are made with a fermented batter and are crispy outside, a little chewy inside and ever-so-slightly sour. The jalebis are then dipped in a saffron and cardamom flavored syrup and eaten while still hot.