It’s not clear why, but low sodium tortillas are hard to find. Fortunately, La Banderita tortillas are widely available and tasty. Each tortilla has 1.5 g of saturated fat, and just 85 mg of sodium. See more Recommended Heart-Healthy products! Where to Buy La Banderita products are available at many supermarkets, and at Amazon.com.
Stock and bouillon are common ingredients in cooking, but they are usually very high in sodium. Herb-Ox makes sodium-free chicken and beef bouillon. Add a burst of flavor to gravies, marinades, soups, stews, rice dishes, pasta dishes and stir-fries Herb-Ox is a Hormel Foods company. See more Recommended Heart-Healthy products! Where to Buy Herb-Ox products… Continue reading Herb-Ox Sodium Free Bouillon
Hot dogs are an integral part of the American diet, and one of the hardest things to give up. Sadly, they are also very high in saturated fat and sodium. Coleman Natural beef hot dogs have less than half the sodium of most other brands (260 mg) and 3.5 g of saturated fat. Their beef is raised… Continue reading Coleman Natural Uncured Beef Hot Dogs
Sometimes you just have a craving for a snack, and Tostitos Lightly Salted corn chips are a good choice. A one-ounce serving has 1 g of Saturated Fat, and 55 mg of Sodium. These chip easily meet the FDA guideline for a Low Sodium designation (140 mg / serving)… we don’t know why that’s not… Continue reading Tostitos Lightly Salted Corn Chips
If you are careful, Chick-Fil-A offers several reasonably healthy choices, both as entrées and sides. See more restaurant meal recommendations. What to Order We’ve listed a few of our Chick-Fil-A heart-healthy favorites. Our Heart Health SCORE algorithm identifies healthier choices with higher scores. See full Chick-Fil-A nutrition and allergen information. What to Avoid Breakfast Items.… Continue reading Chick-Fil-A ★★★
Particle pollution – also known as particulate matter or PM – is a general term for a mixture of tiny solid or liquid particles suspended in the air. Particle pollution may come from power plants, industries, automobiles, wood stoves, fireplaces, furnaces, and wildfires. In indoor settings, smoking, cooking, sweeping, dusting, or vacuuming can cause particle… Continue reading Pollution and Heart Health
If your friends want to eat at Applebee’s – stay home! The majority of meal choices at Applebee’s exceed the total recommended Daily Value for sodium (2,300 mg). Many top a heart-stopping 4,000 mg! Most are also very high in saturated fat. It’s ironic that Applebee’s serves such unhealthy fare, considering that the original name… Continue reading Applebee’s ★
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While not known for healthy eating, Texas Roadhouse offers a number of heart-healthy choices. See more restaurant meal recommendations. What to Order We’ve listed a few of our Texas Roadhouse heart-healthy favorites. Our Heart Health SCORE algorithm identifies healthier choices with higher scores. Download full Texas Roadhouse nutrition information. What to Avoid Starters. Most of… Continue reading Texas Roadhouse ★★★
Outback Steakhouse has a lot going for it when it comes to heart health! There are certainly unhealthy items on the menu, but the chain has made a genuine commitment to offering healthy choices. They offer a range of meals that total under 600 calories, including many appetizers and desserts. Proteins and veggies can be… Continue reading Outback Steakhouse ★★★★★