Salt: Are Canadians eating too much? How to monitor intake

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Photo credit: wikipedia The Ministry of Health states that British Columbians consume more than double the amount of sodium considered adequate to promote good health in our province, as recommended by Health Canada, and each person consumes the equivalent of 11 cups of salt per year. The recommended intake is one cup of salt per… [Continue Reading]

Too much sodium, not enough potassium in the Canadian diet

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A new report published earlier this month in the Canadian Journal of Public Health shows that Canadians are getting too much sodium, and not enough potassium in their diets. Researchers combined dietary intake recall data from the Canadian Community Health Survey with a Total Diet Study that involved 930 foods, including different brands purchased at… [Continue Reading]

(Français) Un jeune sur cinq souffre d’hypertension

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Canadians still consume too much sodium, study says

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Canadians continue to consume too much sodium and males between the ages of 9 and 30 are the worst culprits, according to new research. Males in this age group consume more than 90 per cent more than the recommended upper limit of 2,300 mg of sodium a day, according to a study released Wednesday in… [Continue Reading]