I found out about a FUN new contest by Sunkist Lemons today, but I think what caught my attention the most was the facts about sodium and it's affect on the body and how YOU can make a difference just by cutting back on the amount of sodium you take in.
Did you know?
- To much sodium in your diet can cause heart attacks, strokes, and other health problems?
- According to a 2010 study by Bibbins-Domingo, if every American reduced his or her daily sodium intake by 400 milligrams, 32,000 heart attacks, 20,000 strokes and 28,000 deaths could be prevented each year. - That's amazing!
- The top five food sources of sodium in the American diet are yeast breads, chicken and chicken mixed dishes, pizza, pasta and pasta dishes, and cold cuts.
- The most effective ways to reduce sodium intake is to choose more fresh foods.
Sunkist S'alternative Tips:
Here are some delicious tips for using Sunkist® lemons to cut down on sodium and enhance the natural flavor of food.
The Sunkist S’alternative website also features new S’alternative recipes from Sunkist as well as tips on how to prepare foods using Sunkist Lemons as a healthy salt alternative and important information on the dangers of sodium. Check it out!
Here are the details for the contest:
Between now and September 30, 2010, YOU can enter the S’alternative recipe contest by submitting your appetizer, salad, main course or sauce recipe featuring Sunkist lemons as an alternative to salt for a chance of winning up to a $1,000 grocery gift card!
“I wrote this blog post at the request of Sunkist, making me eligible to get $10 in free Sunkist Lemons.”
Hey everyone! Leave me a comment and tell us if you entered the recipe contest! I'd love to see your creativity and try a FUN new healthy recipe!