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Is turkey bacon and turkey sausage healthy/ unhealthy?

Hi there!  What a great question!  I know a lot of people who are interested in knowing if turkey bacon and sausage is a healthier choice than pork bacon or pork sausage.  Unfortunately, most turkey bacon and turkey sausage still have high saturated fat content and many have high levels of sodium. These are two substances that can put you at greater risk to developing heart disease.

Here is a quick comparison of turkey bacon and pork bacon:

How do I increase my potassium?

Potassium is a very important mineral in the body that helps to maintain normal body functions.  Potassium helps to regulate blood pressure, maintain bone density and transmit electrical activity between cells allowing muscles to contract.  Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables can help you maintain your potassium levels.  Potassium supplementation should not be used without the oversight by your doctor.  Excess potassium intake can result kidney injury, muscle weakness and cardiac arrest.  

Good sources of potassium include: 

I'm looking for low sodium meals to help maintain my blood pressure as well as heart healthy.

Almost all of the recipes on EatFresh.org qualify as low-sodium and heart-healthy recipes. I recommend double checking the nutrition facts at the bottom of a recipe for saturated fat and sodium, however, before you cook it. It is best to work with your doctor to develop a plan that fits your specific health goals. You may also be able to work with a Registered Dietian through your health clinic for more specific guidance.

These are a few recipes that might fit your needs: