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Decoding Sodium Labels Posted on Mar 20

Decoding Sodium Labels

Posted by Susan Svencer, MPH Susan is a Sodium Reduction Specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health     Sodium is the main ingredient in salt. Too much sodium can raise your blood pressure and put you at risk for heart disease and stroke.   …Continue Reading Decoding Sodium Labels

Compare Labels, Choose Less Sodium Posted on Oct 11

Compare Labels, Choose Less Sodium

Posted by Susan Svencer, MPH Susan is a Sodium Reduction Specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health       For most of my life, I prided myself on being light with the salt shaker. It wasn’t until I started to learn more about   …Continue Reading Compare Labels, Choose Less Sodium

Salt: so many names, so little difference Posted on Sep 13

Salt: so many names, so little difference

Posted by Susan Svencer, MPH Susan is a Sodium Reduction Specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health    “Is sea salt really healthier for you than other types of salt?”  I can’t tell you how often I am asked that question when people find   …Continue Reading Salt: so many names, so little difference