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Heart Health Tips

February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Today's tip: According to the Healthline website, overwhelming research in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that if the entire U.S. population reduced its salt intake to just a half teaspoon a day, we would significantly reduce the number of new cases of coronary heart disease. The studies also concluded that salt is one of the leading culprits in fueling the rise in healthcare costs in America. Most of our high salt intake comes from processed food and restaurant-prepared food. Think twice before filling up on your favorite fast-food fix.

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