The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recommends that healthy adults limit their sodium intake to 2,300 mg a day—the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of salt. Too much salt in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, which increases your risk of heart disease. For our heart patients, however, we like to set an even lower intake of less than 2,000 mg of sodium a day. Here are some tips for cutting the sodium from your diet and making smart food choices for a healthy heart and lifestyle.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recommends that healthy adults limit their sodium intake to 2,300 mg a day—the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of salt. Too much salt in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, which increases your risk of heart disease. For our heart patients, however, we like to set an even lower intake of less than 2,000 mg of sodium a day. Here are some tips for cutting the sodium from your diet and making smart food choices for a healthy heart and lifestyle.

Such a simple idea and low carb snack option. Cream cheese stuffed baby peppers. What a sensation with a creamy filling and the crunchy pepper. Great for school lunches, appetiser or party nibbles. | ditchthecarbs.com

Stuffed Baby Peppers

Such a simple idea and low carb snack option. Cream cheese stuffed baby peppers. What a sensation with a creamy filling and the crunchy pepper. Great for school lunches, appetiser or party nibbles. | ditchthecarbs.com

How To Quit Sugar In 5 Days

How To Quit Sugar In 5 Days

SWEET...ADDICTIVE "Sugar is a sweet poison that causes all sorts of health issues. It creates an addictive cycle of hunger, it causes excess storage of fat and it causes inflammation which acts as a precursor to heart disease, diabetes and cancer."

One of the most common questions I get as a health coach is what to eat for snacks. These low carb snacks are creative and look delicious. Try a couple that look good to you. Let these ideas inspire your own creative efforts with foods and favors you enjoy.

Avocado With Sunflower Seeds

One of the most common questions I get as a health coach is what to eat for snacks. These low carb snacks are creative and look delicious. Try a couple that look good to you. Let these ideas inspire your own creative efforts with foods and favors you enjoy.

Atkins Induction: Full page of links, menu ideas, recipes, all kinds of goodies and info!

Atkins’ Low Carb Induction Menus

Atkins Induction: Full page of links, menu ideas, recipes, all kinds of goodies and info!

Cheeseburger pie - perfect option for when you're craving cheeseburgers but don't have buns or are trying to cut out carbs

Cheeseburger Pie

Cheeseburger pie - perfect option for when you're craving cheeseburgers but don't have buns or are trying to cut out carbs

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Fact or Fiction: 5 Low-Carb Myths

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Get organized before you shop with this printable low carb grocery list. It’s incredibly simple: choose any item on the low carb food list and you’re safe. http://startlowcarb.com

Get organized before you shop with this printable low carb grocery list. It’s incredibly simple: choose any item on the low carb food list and you’re safe. http://startlowcarb.com

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