Balita April 6, 2011
HEALTH & BEAUTY
THE MESSAGE to decrease sodium intake has been going out for quite some time – but what does it really mean when it comes to making daily food choices? The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans include a de- crease in the sodium recommendation for most Americans from 2,300 mg per day (about one teaspoon of table salt) to 1,500 mg per day (about 2/3 teaspoon of table salt) in an effort to combat the health risks associated with excess sodium consump- tion. While this may seem difficult to achieve, Boar’s Head has partnered with Registered Dietitian Alyse Levine, member of the American Dietetic Association and Nutrition Advisor to Livestrong.com
, to provide Americans with five simple tips to help shake the salt without compromising on flavor. “The key,” says Levine, “is to keep it F.R.E.S.H.” Favorites: Don’t assume you have to
Shake the salt habit
forgo your favorite foods. It’s all about moderation, not deprivation. Not only are fresh fruits and vegetables naturally low in sodium, fat and sugar, but so are many varieties of fresh-sliced deli meats, poul- try, fish, unsalted nuts and nut butters and unprocessed grains, like brown rice, whole wheat pasta and quinoa. Rinse: When eating canned foods such as beans or vegetables, rinse in a colander to remove some of the salt before prepar- ing or serving. As for frozen vegetables, look for ones that don’t have any added salt or sauces. Eat out less: And be aware when you do eat out by checking nutritional information online before making decisions. Ask about salt added to food, especially at restaurants, as many restaurant chefs will omit salt
if requested. Also, choose foods without sauces or ask for sauce and salad dressing to be served on the side. Shop smart: Look for “no salt added” or “low sodium” on product packag- es. Fresh sliced deli meats and cheeses are great because of their convenience, but make sure to select lower sodium ver- sions. Boar’s Head is a leading brand with a complete line of lower sodium deli meats and cheeses that pack great flavor without a wallop of sodium. Also, opt for products with shorter ingredient lists - the shorter the list, the less processed. Herbs: Prepare foods using fresh or dried herbs, spices, zest from citrus fruit and fruit juices to jazz up meals. Fresh herbs may be more expensive than dried, but their flavor is far superior in the way of color and texture. And they provide a robust addition to your meal. Instead of boiling vegetables with salt, try roasting with a little olive oil or steaming. For more low-sodium recipes like this one, visit www.boarshead.com/lowerso-
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
3 ounces Boar’s Head Golden Classic® 42% Lower Sodium Chicken Breast
1 ounce red onion, shaved 1 ounce red peppers, julienned 3 whole Bibb lettuce leaves 1 ounce almonds, roasted, thinly sliced 3 thin slices cucumber (sliced longwise) ½ teaspoon scallions, julienned Spread the lettuce leaves on a plate. Then, layer the Boar’s Head Golden Clas- sic 42% Lower Sodium Chicken Breast, onions and red pepper evenly over the leaves. Sprinkle ¼ of the almonds on each lettuce bundle. ■
Be supplement savvy in the vitamin aisle
A WALK down the vitamin aisle at your local pharmacy or grocery store can be confusing. There are so many options available that it can be difficult to choose between products and brands. How can you determine which vitamins are right for your individual needs? And how can you differentiate between the quality, purity and potency of products on the shelf? Suzy Cohen, America’s most trusted pharmacist, author and frequent television guest, understands the confusion people face when considering vitamins. “A recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that about 50 percent of the U.S. population use dietary supplements, a slight increase from previous studies,” Cohen said. “However, most users aren’t aware that all vitamins are not created equal, and you can’t always believe everything printed on a label.” Cohen offers these tips to help you make smart decisions and get the most out of your vitamins. Talk to your physician or pharmacist. It’s essential to consult with your medical professional before taking new vitamins. Talk about your goals, your lifestyle, current prescriptions and dietary supplements. He or she can recommend what you need, and in what dosages. “I only recommend brands that meet the highest standards of purity and potency, those that follow rigorous quality testing and verification programs, to ensure that what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle,” says Cohen. “That is why I recommend Nature Made vitamins and supplements, a brand I trust for safe and ef- fective products that meet the highest standards in the industry.” Look for the USP Verified Dietary Supplement mark. Seek brands that par- ticipate in third-party verification programs with such organizations as United States Pharmacopeia (USP), which has established federally recognized standards for dietary supplement quality, purity and potency. Finding this distinctive green and gold mark on a product label helps to assure consumers that the supplements they buy meet the quality standards they expect.
Think twice about chasing the latest headline. Sound health advice is generally based on research over time, not a single study. Consider vitamins and minerals for overall health and be wary of results claiming a quick fix or one study suggesting a certain result. Do your research. There are a number of helpful resources available: Visit the American Academy of Family Physicians’ website, FamilyDoctor.org
, for credible, physician-reviewed information on health and wellness topics, including the role vitamins and supplements can play in a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle. United States Pharmacopeia’s “Choosing a Dietary Supplement” Interactive Educational Tool, www.usp.org/USPVerified
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