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Low Sodium Thanksgiving – Third Year

I am reprising this post from two years ago when I cooked my first low-sodium Thanksgiving dinner — attending to sodium because of my father’s congestive heart failure diet requirements. Most preparations are staying the same, though I am dividing the stuffing this year into two parts. The first half I will prepare in a … Continue reading

New Sodium Research: Low Sodium Research, Part X

Cutting back on sodium in a family’s diet is challenging, and new research (abstract) confirms the importance of persevering when it comes to lowering sodium intake and highlights the difficulty we all have in doing it. Lowered sodium intake is important for everyone, but especially for older adults with chronic problems such as congestive heart failure … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Stuffing: Low Sodium Diet # VII

I am aiming to prepare a low-sodium Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve just read an article, Experts Warn: Thanksgiving Poses Hidden Sodium Dangers, describing the dangers of stealth sodium in Thanksgiving foods. The Associated Press article, which appeared in NJ.com points out that people can reach and exceed the appropriate daily sodium intake just in the one … Continue reading

5 Lessons Learned About Cutting Back on Sodium: Low-Salt Eating, Part IV

Read other Low Salt Journey installments: Senior Parents Get Started in Their 80′s: Part I, Hospital Cafeterias With No Low-Sodium Options? Part II, Making Sense of Sodium Labels and Numbers: Part III, and 5 Lessons Learned About Cutting Back on Sodium: Low-Salt Eating: Part IV. I’ve already learned five lessons as my husband and I move along, with my parents, on this low-sodium … Continue reading

Low Salt Diet, Part III: Making Sense of Sodium Labels and Numbers

Read other Low Salt Journey installments: Senior Parents Get Started in Their 80′s: Part I, Hospital Cafeterias With No Low-Sodium Options? Part II, Making Sense of Sodium Labels and Numbers: Part III, and 5 Lessons Learned About Cutting Back on Sodium: Low-Salt Eating: Part IV. Are you having trouble understanding the various terms and numbers on sodium labels? We are, too. Here’s the best explanation … Continue reading