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    Sweeping FDA guidance would drastically cut salt in American foods

    The Food and Drug Administration is asking food manufacturers and restaurants to cut the salt in their products over the coming 2½ years, hoping to reduce Americans’ overall sodium intake by 12 percent. The sweeping recommendation, announced Wednesday, is expected to cover a wide variety of foods — from chain restaurant meals to processed food on grocery store shelves and even baby food. “What we’d like to see is the food industry gradually lower the sodium content” in the most common foods, Dr. Janet Woodcock, the acting FDA commissioner, told NBC News. The goal, Woodcock said, is to slash   Read More

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    Salt Lake City’s homeless lack access to healthy foods. Here’s how one group is working to fix that.

    Robby Rocha says people will often walk through the encampment where he was living last month in a field on Salt Lake City’s west side with bags full of food from McDonald’s or Burger King. “I’ll eat it because you’re hungry,” he said. “McDonald’s is good. But I like when they bring homemade meals and homemade soups and stuff.” At that moment, Rocha was sitting outside his tent on a camp chair, downing a plant-based meal distributed by volunteers from the Food Justice Coalition, a community group that has been working for the past few months to distribute healthy   Read More

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    How ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ lifts up local restaurants

    These spots may not be the stars of the show, but they definitely are part of the supporting cast. (Bravo) Jen Shah, Heather Gay, Lisa Barlow, Mary Cosby, Meredith Marks and Whitney Rose pictured at Valter’s Osteria in episode 5 of the first season of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.”   | Jan. 3, 2021, 3:12 p.m. | Updated: 3:25 p.m. Some viewers may be watching “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” for the drama. Others, though, tune into the reality show for something more filling — the food and drink. In every episode, Utah restaurants, bars, bakeries and   Read More

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    High-Quality Salt Isn’t So Bad For Heart Health, Says An MD

    The reason why salt earned its reputation is because it’s abundant in ultra-processed, industrial foods. “Thats where most of your salt is,” says Lipman. In fact, the American Heart Association (AHA) notes that people consume more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day—the recommended amount, for reference, is no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day—and most of it comes from processed, pre-packaged food, not what you sprinkle on at the table. Since these processed foods are associated with metabolic dysfunction already (which is linked to heart-related concerns), it makes sense why there’d be a hesitation towards salt. But   Read More

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    6 ways to cut back on salt — and keep the flavor — when cooking at home

    Salt is everywhere. It serves an important function in keeping our bodies operating, but with modern convenience food and dining habits, it can be easy to overdo it. Limiting sodium intake is a real dietary concern for many people. The best way to do that is to avoid processed foods and cook your own. You’re much less likely to overdo it on sodium with your from-scratch fare. Even then, though, there are strategies to cut back on the salt if needed or desired. Here are a few tips. [How to choose the right type of salt for your recipe] Buy   Read More

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