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Health & Wellness: DASH on over to a better diet


Health & Wellness: DASH on over to a better diet
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Fortunately, our dietary and nutrition staff designs meals that are delicious and nutritious.âWhen possible, the National Kidney Foundation recommends selecting fresh fruits and vegetables rather than canned. Also, fresh cuts of beef, chicken, or pork contain sodium, but it pales compared to popular processed meats like bacon or ham. âIf a food item keeps well in the fridge for days or weeks, thatâs a tip-off that the sodium content is too high,â they said.2. Experiment with spicesThe National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute has a huge list of alternatives for seasoning your favorite foods. Instead of reaching for the salt shaker, try garlic, vinegar, citrus, or dried herbs to add zest and flavor.3. Read labelsTwo things to remember when reading labels are the serving size and the percent daily value.

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