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Fruits and veggies are power foods. They contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients that can help you maintain a healthy heart, preserve memory function, and sustain vision health, all while lowering your risk for some forms of cancer. ​

Part of eating healthily is reducing your sodium intake.  Eating too much sodium, a main component in salt, can increase your risk of high blood pressure or hypertension, heart disease, and stroke. View our Swap the Salt campaign for​ our tips about how to make better choices while shopping, suggestions on how to cook without adding salt, and other ways to prevent hypertension. To read materials in Spanish, check out Deja La Sal

Learn how much sugar is actually in your drinks, what studies are saying about the harmful effects of sugary beverages, specific info about children and sugary beverages, and suggestions about what you could be drinking instead. This section includes our FatSmackRead the LabelSugar Smarts (Azucar Sabia) campaigns.


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