Sunday, January 13, 2013
Our Washington University columnist shares tips for cutting down on sodium intake by watching six foods with high salt content.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends keeping sodium intake to 1,500 milligrams or less each day, yet most Americans are consuming a little more than 3,400 milligrams each day. Reducing sodium intake requires cutting back on salt used in cooking and added to your food but the AHA says six foods might be the real source of sodium in your diet. These foods are: In the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for American's breads and rolls, cold cuts, pizza and chicken and chicken dishes were all listed as top contributors but the other two top items were pasta and pasta dishes, along with condiments. (Get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.) If a part of your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
What are your New Year's traditions? Do you cook black-eyed peas or collard greens for wealth in the New Year? Here are a few facts and superstitions about the first day of 2013.
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AAA offers tips for safe traveling during the holidays.
According to AAA, New Year's Day consistently ranks among the deadliest days to be on the road due to alcohol-related traffic incidents. Statistics from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) back up that contention. (Get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.) To help reduce the number of drunk-driving and alcohol-related traffic deaths, AAA offers the following safety tips for New Year's Eve and Day: NIAAA also debunks a few common myths about "sobering up". Myth: You can drive as long as you are not slurring your words or acting erratically. Fact: The coordination needed for driving is compromised long before the signs of intoxication are visible. Plus, the sedative …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Here are the new laws that took effect in Missouri this year.
As we leave 2011 in the past, Patch takes a look back at the laws that will stay with us into the new year and beyond. For a list of all the laws enacted in 2011, check out the Missouri State Senate’s list of 2011 bills. Bath Salts Despite its innocuous name, the substance known as “bath salts” has effects similar to serious drugs when smoked or sniffed. This year, the legislature passed Senate Bill 354 adding bath salts, or methylenedioxypyrovalerone, to the list of schedule 1 controlled substances. Adoptions Two new laws passed this year make it easier for adopted adults and their children to access birth records. Senate Bill 351 allows adopted adults to find information about their birth parents without notifying adopted parents and to …
Friday, January 7, 2011
A few ideas on reducing fat in our diets ... sssshhhh don't tell your kids or hubby!!
In the spirit of what is probably the New Year's Resolution uttered more than any other, I have been experimenting with ways to reduce the fat in everything my three children and I eat. Everyone could stand to eat healthier, whatever their own personal motivations. The first thing to do is READ the labels ... on everything. It is often very simple to make something healthier just by omitting the butter or margarine when it is prepared. My kids love to eat stuffing, but it says to add one-fourth cup of butter when you cook it!! That adds about 40 grams of fat to six servings! If instead of the butter, you add an extra one-eighth cup of water, you remove eight grams of fat and 70 calories from every serving. At 100 calories and only one …