The Juneteenth Festival is back starting June 15th with Youth Safety & Opportunity Fest Spoken Word Competition. The admission is free in Cesar Chavez Park; June 16th (Gospel Under the Stars” concert) William Land Park Amphitheater and; June 17th Festival in the Park where there will be health and wellness pavilion, arts and education, children’s […]
You use your power every day by choosing what to eat and how to live your life. The choices you make add up to a big impact on your overall health. When you make good choices, you and your family will enjoy the benefits for years to come. The important thing is to be physically […]
One of the most notable benefits of reducing sodium intake is a decrease in blood pressure. When your body contains less sodium, the kidneys do not have to retain as much water. As a result, your blood volume decreases and your blood pressure goes down. Reduced blood pressure lowers your risk of heart disease and […]
Consider this for adults over 50 or for people with other risk factors for heart disease or high blood pressure that the Food and Nutrition recommends the consumption of less than 2,300 mg per day, but an even lower intake of 1,500 mg per day. African Americans (Blacks) are considered a high-risk group and should reduce […]
As I shared with you earlier that the Food and Nutrition Board recommends healthy adults to consume less than 2,300 mg a day; however, people over 50 or those with risk factors such as heart disease or high blood pressure might consider an intake of 1,500 mg a day, especially if you are African-American (Black) as you […]
Consider lowering your blood pressure? Exercise more and follow the guidelines of 30 minutes a day – most days of the week that can bring down your blood pressure significantly. People who get moving are often able to reduce the number of hypertension medications they are on. Pick something you like: walking, running, swimming, cycling […]
Ms V’s Spice is Nice – sodium free spices, will be representing at the DIVA Market along with many other small business vendors. Come out April 15th from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Carol’s Book Store, located at 1913 Del Paso Boulevard and celebrate with us in all the festivities! You do not want to miss out on the events of the day as […]
One slice of bread can have from 80 to 230mg of sodium; a frozen slice of pizza between 370 to 730mg. Even some breakfast cereals contain 150 to 300 mg of sodium and this is before your milk is added. Keep in mind that canned soups and soups served in restaurants can contribute to high […]
Use lemon juice and salt-free herbs and spices to flavor your food instead of sauces and prepackaged seasonings. Limit adding salt while cooking and taste first before putting table salt. Remember to read your food labels, but know that even meat and poultry are sometimes enhanced with salt water or saline.
Sodium intake can easily add quickly. Your taste buds can fool you. Take for instance grains, baked goods and meats may not taste salty, but they add up to major sources of your daily sodium because they are eaten so often. The FDA daily requirement is 2,300 mg. Just food for thought.