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Heart-Healthy Tip #6: Wash Away Sodium

By Brierley Wright, February 8, 2011 - 10:09am

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Heart-Healthy Tip #6: Wash Away Sodium

Wash Away Sodium: Most of the sodium in our diets—approximately 77%—comes from prepared or processed foods, but sometimes using convenience items, like canned beans and tuna, can make it easier to eat more healthfully. The good news: rinsing those canned foods will remove much of their sodium.

More Ways to Cut Sodium:
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Every day for American Heart Month, we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Join the Healthy Hearts Club group for daily heart-healthy tips throughout the month of February.

What cooking tricks do you use to cut sodium? Whether you load up on fresh herbs or taste before you season, share your ideas in the comments section below. Tell us what you think below.

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Brierley Wright
Brierley's interest in nutrition and food come together in her position as nutrition editor at EatingWell. Brierley holds a master’s degree in Nutrition Communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. A Registered Dietitian, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont.

Brierley asks: What cooking tricks do you use to cut sodium? Whether you load up on fresh herbs or taste before you season, share your ideas in the comments section below.

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