Low-Salt Strategies for the Whole Day (Heart Health)
You can learn to control your high blood pressure: If your doctor prescribes them, take your blood pressure pills with breakfast every morning and make sure you don’t forget to take them. Stop smoking and take a walk every day. And remember, food can still taste good with less salt and sodium. Make your personal pledge to cut down on salt! Here are some strategies to use during every meal:
Breakfast: Prepare oatmeal with 1 percent milk, raisins, cinnamon, and no salt.
Lunch: Use leftover chicken to make a sandwich instead of using luncheon meats. Dinner: Make your own soup with vegetables and half the amount of salt.
Snack: Eat an orange instead of salty chips.