Iâ€™m participating in The American Heart Associationâ€™s campaign to promote heart health. Â Heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans, but there are so many simple steps, healthy habits that can help reduce your risk. Â So throughout the month, Iâ€™ll be encouraging you to join the healthy challenge,Â and Iâ€™ll be providing some tips you can use to help increase your heartâ€™s health. Â 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 andÂ familiarizeÂ yourself with the amazingness that is Riad). Â Iâ€™ve been trying to schedule a cooking lesson with him, and one day when the planets align and our schedules permit weâ€™ll make it happen, but I had an impromptu run in with the PRO and he offered a tip that I wanted to share. Â
In order to cut down on the amount of salt you use; first of allÂ tasteÂ your food and second use LEMON! It brings out the natural salty flavor. Â Did you know that the average Americanâ€™s daily salt consumption is more than twice the amount recommended by the AHA? Â So, to reduce your sodium intake and strengthen your heart: stop shakinâ€™ that salt, and start squeezinâ€™ that lemon!
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