Tips on reducing Salt Intake
If you eat less sodium, your
blood pressure may get down, so decreasing heart disease risk. Sometimes sodium is essential for
our diet, but most of us eat too much of it. Much of the sodium we eat comes from salt we add to
our food at the table, on salad or that food companies add to their foods. So, avoid adding salt to
foods at the table and use these 5 tips to reduce your salt intake:
If you are taking foods or
meals that are high in sodium (Na), balance them by adding high-potassium foods, such as fresh
fruits like bananas and vegetables.
Whenever you go to hotel,
Ask about salt added to food, especially at restaurants. Most restaurant chefs will omit salt
Add the salt at the end, If
you need to salt while cooking, by doing this, you will need to add much less. The longer the
food cooks, the more the salty flavor is muted and at the end, the final taste is on the top
Take stock of the sources of
salt in your diet, such as restaurant meals, salt-based condiments, and convenience foods. Some
of these are really loaded with salt.
This is very important, Read the labels when
shopping. Look for lower sodium in canned vegetables, cereals, crackers, pasta sauces or any foods
with low-salt options.