Daily Challenge Sunday Apr. 22, 2012

Everyday Well-Being

Check out the "salty 7" and learn which processed foods contain the most sodium.

How to do it

Visit http://www.livestrong.com/a... to learn about the seven categories of foods that pack the strongest sodium punch. Some of them may surprise you!

Why it matters

Our bodies need a bit of salt to work properly, but many of us take in way more than we need on an everyday basis. Too much sodium ups the risk for high blood pressure, stroke, heart attacks, and kidney disease. By familiarizing yourself with the "salty seven," you can make healthier choices when you shop, prepare food, and order in restaurants.

Fun fact

Who wins for most cheese consumed? Residents of Greece, who eat an average of 54 pounds (25 kilograms) per person per year.


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