Skip the Salt!

Skip the Salt!

A key to healthy eating is choosing foods lower in salt and sodium. Most Americans consume more salt than they should. If you have high blood pressure, your doctor may advise eating less salt and sodium. This lower-sodium diet can keep blood pressure from rising and help blood pressure medicines work better.
Here are some ways to reduce your sodium intake!

Buy fresh, plain frozen, or canned “with no salt added” vegetables.

Use fresh poultry, fish, and lean meat, rather than canned or processed types.

Use herbs, spices, and salt-free seasoning blends in cooking and at the table.

Cook rice, pasta, and hot cereals without salt. Cut back on instant or flavored rice, pasta, and cereal mixes, which usually have added salt.

Choose “convenience” foods that are lower in sodium. Cut back on frozen dinners, pizza, packaged mixes, canned soups or broths, and salad dressings — these often have a lot of sodium.

Rinse canned foods, such as tuna, to remove some sodium.

When available, buy low- or reduced-sodium, or no-salt-added versions of foods.

Choose ready-to-eat breakfast cereals that are lower in sodium

High blood pressure is a serious health condition and should not be taken lightly. Reduce your salt intake and you’ll be surprised at how much healthier you’ll feel.

B-man :wink: