Too much sodium in the diet can lead to hypertension, heart disease and kidney problems. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to lower the sodium in your diet. You can be on your way to a healthier lifestyle in no time
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Go for unprocessed foods. If your diet consists mainly of food out of cans and boxes, to incorporate more fresh foods. Start by adding something to at least one meal each day, such as a fresh salad for dinner. Gradually add more.
Hide the salt shaker. If it seems unbearable, look for one with less or fewer holes, so you’ll be likely to spend less.
Experiment with herbs. The main reason why we reach for the salt is to add flavor, which can be done using herbs. An added bonus is that most herbs have curative effects.
Ships fast food. They run through the menus is not only loaded with lung clogging fat. The meal choices are full of blood pressure-raising sodium too.
Be aware of your condiment use. Many of these additions is chock-full of sodium. Use sparingly.
Tips and Warnings
Continue gradually when you cut out a lot of sodium from your diet.
Consult your physician before beginning any diet.