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News tag: salt


Mediterranean diet and moderate exercise ward off dementia

18 Aug, 2016 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
What we eat does matter, especially when combined with moderate, but constant exercise! A new study soon to be published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry scientifically links diet and exercise to successful prevention of Alzheimer's disease. The research was conducted on patients suffering from memory problems, who volunteered to perform a…


Excessive salt contained in prepackaged and processed food

6 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
In the United States, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention send a warning regarding the high amount of salt contained in packaged and processed food. In its latest report, the US agency indicated that most of the prepackaged food at grocery store contain an unhealthy amount of salt. A…


High-salt diets may help against skin infections

5 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Contrary to traditional recommendations, high-salt diets may deflect infection as sodium accumulation in skin fight viruses, new research found. Scientists at Vanderbilt University in Germany conducted a study whose results go against traditional recommendations to avoid high-salt diet. In their study, researchers claim high-salt diet acts as a defender against…


Toddler food items exceed salt, sugar recommendations

2 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Many meals and snacks for toddlers have an amount of salt and sugar that worries nutritionists and pediatricians, as these food items create an early taste for foods that influences later eating habits leading to obesity and other health risks, a new study finds. An estimated seven in 10 toddler…


Low carb diets may deplete body’s nutrients

26 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
Low carb diets have the reputation of effective tools for weight loss, but both dieticians and nutritionists send a warning message that this strategy could result in reduced fibre intake, which may help development of additional health problems. With the average fiber intake already low on average, a low carb…


Salt intake study discredits low-sodium diet

20 Jan, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Physicians and nutritionists alike suggest a low-salt diet, but a new study suggests differently. Current guidelines suggest everyone should have a salt intake below 2300mg per day. People at risk, including everyone over 50 years of age, salt intake should not exceed 1500mg/d. (American Heart Association suggests an even stricter…


Salt-rich diet leads to stomach cancer

19 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Consuming salt excessively leads not only to high blood pressure, but also to an increased risk of stomach cancer, new study reveals. The common risk factor for stomach cancer is infection with a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H pylori), responsible for inflammations of various areas of stomach which can progress…


Pizza in U.K. saltier than maximum content allowed

17 Dec, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Given the amount of calories it contains, pizza is not the healthiest food available. Adding to the concern associated with it comes the statistic that half of pizza in UK still has more salt than the recommended daily maximum, a new survey unveiled. About 48% of 1,267 pizzas subjected to…


Sugar’s increasing role in developing hypertension

12 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Sugar consumption is always considered a method of improving health both by diabetics and healthy people alike. Despite the attention doctors and dieticians place on sugar, its role in developing hypertension has been overlooked. It is important to understand the mechanism and risk factors contributing to the onset of cardiovascular…


Tarragon, a healthy eater’s must, is good for vegans

4 Dec, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Tarragon has long been recommended to people avoiding  salty foods. It has a strong taste, similar to anise and slightly bitter, giving a special touch to any cooked dish or salad. Being such a successful alternative to salt, it can be used at liberty by people suffering from heart problems…