I’m participating in The American Heart Association‘s campaign to promote heart health. Heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans, but there are so many simple steps, healthy habits that can help reduce your risk. So throughout the month, I’ll be encouraging you to join the healthy challenge, and I’ll be providing some tips you can use to help increase your heart’s health. This first tip I learned from Riad Nasr, a very famous chef, and an all around awesome dude who is like my surrogate big brother! (Seriously Google him and familiarize yourself with the amazingness that is Riad). I’ve been trying to schedule a cooking lesson with him, and one day when the planets align and our schedules permit we’ll make it happen, but I had an impromptu run in with the PRO and he offered a tip that I wanted to share.
In order to cut down on the amount of salt you use; first of all taste your food and second use LEMON! It brings out the natural salty flavor. Did you know that the average American’s daily salt consumption is more than twice the amount recommended by the AHA? So, to reduce your sodium intake and strengthen your heart: stop shakin’ that salt, and start squeezin’ that lemon!
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