We’re just a few days into 2013 and, not surprisingly, we’ve been inundated with nutrition new related to New Year’s resolutions. Among the empty promises to whip you into shape, we saw some sensible tips and rules of thumb for good general health.

  • CNN: Keep in mind the biggest sodium offenders in fast food today are not limited to one chain. Find out where some of the saltiest items ranks, including Panera Bread’s Full Bacon Turkey Bravo, which has 2,800 milligrams of sodium. The suggested sodium intake is 2,300 milligrams.
  • Today: Create your own anti-inflammatory spice blend by mixing equal parts turmeric, black pepper, garlic, and ginger in a jar.
  • Sacramento Business Journal: Newsflash: The salad is not always healthier than the burger. Take the time to check out the nutrition info.
  • The Times of India: Don’t mistake fat with cholesterol. The latter is “a waxy chemical compound produced by the liver…found in cheese, eggs, butter and meat (especially red fatty meat).”
  • USA Today: Health fads come and go, but the basics remain the same. For example, eating whole grains, vegetables, legumes, fish, and heart-healthy oils always trump sugars, refined grains, processed foods, and too much animal fat.