# Take IT With A Grain Of Salt

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Take this quiz to test your knowledge of sodium and its effects on the body

• 1.

### Is heart disease is the leading cause of death in women?

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Hypertension is a risk factor for Heart Disease. In 2009, the CDC reported that 292,188 women died from heart disease. That's 1 out of 4!

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• 2.

### Excess sodium intake can lead to which of the following disease(s)?

• A.

Atherosclerosis

• B.

Gastric Cancer

• C.

Stroke

• D.

Renal failure

• E.

All the above

E. All the above
Explanation
Excess sodium intake increases the risk of all these diseases!

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• 3.

### Approximately how much sodium is in 1 medium slice of pepperoni pizza?

• A.

200mg

• B.

500mg

• C.

350mg

• D.

1000mg

B. 500mg
Explanation
An average slice of pepperoni pizza has about 500mg of sodium. And who can have just one piece of pizza?

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• 4.

### 75% of the salt consumed each day could be avoided if we took the salt shaker off the table?

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
77% of the 'hidden salt' consumed each day comes from prepackaged and prepared foods!

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• 5.

### Which statement is correct?'

• A.

"Salt free" means "sodium free"

• B.

Sodium and salt are the same thing

• C.

Not all sodium is salt

• D.

1 & 2 are true

• E.

1 & 3 are true

C. Not all sodium is salt
Explanation
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “sodium chloride is the chemical name for dietary salt”. Sodium and salt are not the same. When a product claims “salt free”, it does not mean “sodium free”. Thus, customers should read the Nutrition Facts label. Currently, “90% of the sodium we intake is in the form of salt”.

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• 6.

### What is the recommended sodium intake for most American adults?

• A.

Less than 1,500mg

• B.

Less than 2,300mg

• C.

Less than 3,400mg

• D.

Less than 4,000mg

A. Less than 1,500mg
Explanation
While the American Dietary Guideline recommends less than 1,500mg per day, most Americans consume twice that amount!

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• 7.

### What does sodium to the body?

• A.

Provokes creation of stones in gall-bladder and kidney

• B.

Increases pressure within the arteries and veins

• C.

Increases appetite

• D.

Improves sensitivity of taste

• E.

Facilitates digestion of fatty foods

B. Increases pressure within the arteries and veins
Explanation
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) is caused by consuming excessive amounts of sodium. Hypertension increases the pressure in the arteries and veins and is a cause of many cardiovascular diseases

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• 8.

### Which is the best salt to use?

• A.

Regular table salt

• B.

Kosher salt

• C.

Himalayan pink salt

• D.

Fleur de sel (french sea salt)

• E.

Hawaiian sea salt

• F.

None of these

F. None of these
Explanation
None of the above. All salts are created equal in your body's eyes. It's is best to minimize the use of any type of salt.

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• 9.

### What are some ways to reduce sodium intake?

• A.

Limit processed and prepackaged foods

• B.

Cook at home

• C.

Increase fresh fruit and vegetable intake

• D.

Use herbs and spices to season food

• E.

All of the above

E. All of the above
Explanation
All of these are great ways to decrease sodium intake. Can you think of others?

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• 10.

### What are some alternatives to use in place of salt?

• A.

Garlic powder

• B.

Vinegar

• C.

Herbs

• D.

Spices

• E.

Kelp granules

• F.

All of these

F. All of these
Explanation
All of these are great alternatives to using salt without sacrificing flavor.

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• 11.

### Is consuming canned vegetables just as good as consuming fresh vegetables?

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
Regretfully, canned vegetables can be loaded with sodium. It is important to read the the label to find out. Another option is to rinse the vegetables in water before using.

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• 12.

### Molly heard that reducing sodium intake can lead to iodine deficiency and affects the taste of foods.  What would you recommend and tell Molly to help her with this dilemma?

• A.

Research shows that up to 20% sodium reduction is unnoticeable to consumers.

• B.

Most of American's sodium intake comes from processed foods. However, salt in processed foods is not iodized. So, reducing processed foods would have the least impact on iodine levels.

• C.

Adding alternative seasoning to increase the taste of foods like pepper, basil, and cilantro.

• D.

Decrease portion sizes of all meals.

• E.

All the above

E. All the above
Explanation
All of these would be great ways to decrease sodium intake and make Molly more comfortable with the change.

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