Contributed by: NAPSA
The Hidden Truth Behind Salt (NAPSA) - More than three decades of scientific research shows too much salt is hazardous to your overall health, yet many Americans consume more than 4,000 mg per day-nearly double the recommended amount.
Tracey Carlyle, MS, RD, LND, recommends reducing sodium intake along with a healthy diet and regular exercise program to help deter high blood pressure.
"Salt is hidden in many foods, making it hard for people to be aware of the amount they consume daily or ways in which they can control their salt consumption," said Carlyle.
Carlyle offers the following tips to help shake the salt habit:
Try the following recipe, which provides hearty flavor without the added salt:
Start to finish: 25 minutes
Combine broth, tomatoes, vegetables and Mrs. Dash Chicken Grilling Blend in large saucepan.
Heat to boiling.
Reduce heat; add chicken.
Simmer uncovered, 10 minutes.
Stir in rice.
Visit mrsdash.com to find hundreds of delicious, low-salt recipes.
Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings
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