How to reduce salt in your diet

How to reduce salt in your diet

Too much of sodium content in your diet can increase your cholesterol levels leading to an increased risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular issues.

While salt is an essential ingredient in any recipe you cook, here are some ways to reduce the intake of sodium.

– If you are cooking using a recipe book, add less than the amount of salt mentioned.
– According to studies, most of the additional seasonings you add to your food contain about 95% salt. So, while making pasta, add fresh herbs instead of using a herb seasoning or freshly chopped garlic instead of garlic powder.
– Choose healthier options at a grocery store. Often, packaged foods tend to be high in sodium content because it helps preserve them for longer. Read the food labels carefully for nutritional facts.
– Go for fresh or frozen veggies instead of their canned varieties, which often contain added salt to help increase shelf life.
– Olives and pickles are saturated in salt, as are many smoked and cured meats, like salami and bologna. Limit your intake of these high-sodium foods.
– Add fresh lemon instead of salt when marinading fish or other vegetables.
– Cut down on sodium-rich condiments such as soy or mustard sauce and ketchup.



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