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Reducing Sugar and Salt

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Banish the biggest sources of unneeded sugar and salt from your diet!

Let the doctors at Harvard Medical School show you how to reduce sugar and salt without sacrificing taste, flavor, or enjoyment!

If you are like most of us, you take in more sodium (from salt) and sugar than is good for your long-term health. The human body needs less than 1,000 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day to keep things running smoothly, but the average American gets more than 3,500 mg. Added sugars, which deliver empty calories and no other nutrients, account for 16% of our daily calories.

In Reducing Sugar and Salt, a timely Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School, you'll learn the roles that sugar and sodium play in health and why an excess is harmful. More important, you will gain the know-how to successfully monitor and control the amount of salt and sugar in your daily diet.

You probably know and avoid the usual culprits: sodium-laden bacon, hot dogs, and chips, and sugary sodas, cakes, and cereals. But this report exposes dozens of "hidden" sources, from breads and take-out sandwiches to breakfast cereals and flavored yogurt.

You'll discover the facts about diet sodas and why they may not be as good for health as you think. You'll read about "natural" sugars vs. refined, see the surprising foods that contribute two-thirds of Americans' daily salt intake, and learn about salt substitutes and the need to increase potassium while decreasing sodium. Plus, you'll get tips for shaking the salt and sugar habit at the grocery store, at your favorite restaurant, and in your own kitchen.

You'll also be treated to dozens of low-salt and low-sugar recipes that are easy, satisfying, and delicious.

Enjoy eating as it should be! Order your copy of Reducing Sugar and Salt today!