June 5, 2016
The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The guidelines released Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration are voluntary, so food companies won't be required to comply, and it could be a year or more before they are final. But the idea is to persuade companies and restaurants - many of which have already lowered sodium in their products - to take a more consistent approach.
March 17, 2016
Makes 6 servings 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup white vinegar 3 tablespoons water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1. Wash and peel cucumbers. 2. Slice into 1/8 to 1/4 -inch rounds - as uniform as possible. 3. Combine sugar, vinegar, water, and salt in a small bowl. Stir to dissolve the salt and sugar. 4. Add the cucumbers and let stand at least 15 minutes at room temperature. 5. Serve on Sloppy Joes (see accompanying recipe)
April 19, 2015 |
Question: What are five simple ways to be healthier? Answer: With warmer weather just around the corner, you may be thinking about fitting into shorts and swimsuits after a long winter. Leading a healthier lifestyle can assist in shedding a few pounds to get ready for the beach this summer. Here are five simple tips to get you started: 1. Get out for a walk. Short walks have many health benefits. Walking gets your heart pumping, your metabolism moving, and can help clear your mind.
April 25, 2013
Company description: "It's KFC for the way consumers live - and eat chicken - today. It's everything they love about Original Recipe chicken, but without the bones. " Location: The Gallery at Market East. Nutrition information: White meat piece (103 grams): 200 calories, 24 grams protein, 8 grams fat, 610 mg sodium. Dark meat piece (107 grams): 250 calories, 21 grams protein, 14 grams fat, 850 mg sodium. Price: $5.38 (including tax) for two pieces of chicken (one white meat, one dark)
April 21, 2010 |
Citing 40 years of failed efforts to voluntarily reduce the amount of salt in food, an advisory panel Tuesday recommended that the government regulate sodium for the first time, gradually setting limits that could save 100,000 lives and billions of dollars in medical costs a year. The proposals outlined by the Institute of Medicine envision step-by-step efforts that would both ratchet back Americans' desire for salt and mandate the maximum amount that could be added to various types of foods.
August 7, 2008
Q: Hi, Mr. Salt Guy. I'm hoping that someone who throws that much salt on the floor can help me with a few questions I have about salt. - Trying to Eat Healthier First, to clarify one point, I am not throwing salt on the floor. What I am doing, and was doing long before the TV show began, is tossing spilled salt with my right hand over my left shoulder. The old saying is that spilled salt is bad luck, but by doing what I do, you'll hit the devil squarely in the eye. It's not that I'm superstitious, but I'm not above maximizing my chances for good luck, knock on wood.
June 26, 2008 |
The big idea: Putting Campbell's soups on a low-sodium crash diet. Since 2006, the Camden company has reformulated more than 85 recipes. By August, 48 varieties - including the children's favorite Chicken & Stars - will be "healthy" under FDA labeling laws, with 480 mg of sodium per serving. The key was a unique sea salt. Campbell has exclusive access to the magical crystals, and where they come from is a closely held secret. The company will not divulge the sea salt's country of origin, or even its continent.
November 1, 2007
I LOVE a luscious bowl of soup during the fall and winter months. Maybe you do, too. But beware of soups in restaurants and on grocery shelves, because most commercially prepared soups have huge amounts of sodium. Some pack a wallop of fat as well. As much as I know about nutrition, I fell for this trap on the first sort of chilly day this month. I hadn't brought my lunch to work like I normally do and, since it was rainy and cold, I decided to hit a nearby Cosi restaurant. I thought that would be a smart choice - a place where I could get a nice, nutritious bowl of soup accompanied by their delicious hot bread.
May 22, 2007 |
Campbell Soup Co.'s third-quarter profit beat analysts' expectations on strong results from most of its product lines. Net income at the Camden company, whose brands include V8, Pepperidge Farm and Godiva, shot up 31 percent to $217 million, or 55 cents per share, from $166 million, or 40 cents per share, in the same period last year. Those results included a $13 million after-tax gain from the reduction of its legal reserves and a $25 million after-tax benefit from the settlement of an issue related to royalties at Campbell's Canadian subsidiary.
February 22, 2006 |
After a legal tussle in the 1980s, Campbell Soup Co. stopped using the slogan "Soup is good food" - in part because of its soups' high sodium content. But behind the scenes in Camden and in university research laboratories, the 137-year-old company kept slogging away at its sodium problem, which is the top reason consumers do not eat soup more often, the company said. Today, at an investment conference in Arizona, the world's largest soup-maker plans to announce what executives said was Campbell's most significant breakthrough ever in sodium reduction.