Tip: Recommended Daily Intake of Sodium

Too much sodium in your body can lead to high blood pressure, which puts you at high risk to develop heart disease, kidney disease and congestive heart failure.

Healthy Daily Intake of SodiumToo much sodium in your body can lead to high blood pressure, which puts you at high risk to develop heart disease, kidney disease and congestive heart failure.

The recommended daily intake of sodium for healthy adults is less than 1 teaspoon per day or 2300 mg. The average American consumes between 3100 and 4700 mg of sodium per day.  If you have high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes, or are middle-aged or older it is recommended you consume no more than 1500 mg of sodium daily.

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Teaching Children Healthy Habits

Incorporating healthy habits in your children will reduce or eliminate their risk to chronic illnesses later in life and give them the best chance to rise to the top of their class.

As summer winds down, most children will head back to school this month. Are your children prepared? Do you tend to see this time as a way to instill positive habits in your children? Everything from school performance to quality of life depends so much on good health.

With one to three American children overweight or obese, it’s no wonder that Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other disorders that once only plagued adults now strike teenagers. Incorporating healthy habits in your children will reduce or eliminate their risk to chronic illnesses later in life and give them the best chance to rise to the top of their class. Continue reading “Teaching Children Healthy Habits”

Tip: Bottled Water vs Tap Water

Which is better, bottled water or tap water? Did you know that the federal government does not mandate that bottled water be any safer than tap water?

Bottled Water WasteWhich is better, bottled water or tap water? Did you know that the federal government does not mandate that bottled water be any safer than tap water – the chemical pollution standards are nearly identical (EWG 2008)? In fact, bottled water is less regulated than tap water!

“When you shell out for bottled water, which costs up to 1,900 times more than tap water, you have a right to know what exactly is inside that pricey plastic bottle.” Continue reading “Tip: Bottled Water vs Tap Water”