5 Ways to Eat Less Salt and Avoid Chronic Disease
In the article I’m going to tell you about 5 Ways to Eat Less Salt and Avoid Chronic Disease. Excessive consumption of certain food nutrients can lead to chronic disease and sodium – salt is no exception.
Sodium is found naturally in a wide variety of foods, and that makes it very easy to load your body with plenty of it if care is not taken.
Fortunately, the suggestions below may help you reduce the sodium(salt) content in your diet and help avoid chronic disease in your body:
1. Get rid of salt shaker. One teaspoon of salt is 2000 mg of sodium; thus average well-salted meal contains about 3000 to 4000 mg. Put less salt on your food both in your cooking pot and your table.
2. Reduce your consumption of high-salted foods such as most pretzels, and potato chips, pickles, and other such snacks.
3. Check food labels for sodium content. If sodium or salt is one of the ingredients listed, you have a high-sodium food. Salt is a major additive in many processed foods, often disguised by terms such as monosodium glutamate and others.
4. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, which are very low in sodium. Fruits, both fresh and canned, have less than 8 mg sodium per serving. Fresh and frozen vegetables may have 35 mg or less, but if canned may contain up to 460 mg.
5. Use fresh herbs, spices that do not contain sodium, or lite salt as seasoning alternatives.
Eating too much salt can damage your health status. Therefore, use reasonable amounts of salt in your diets to avoid your risk of chronic disease.
Check food labels for sodium contents before you buy them, and minimize your consumption of snack foods as they contain lots of salt in them.