Foods High In Sodium

Two Solutions To Avoid Excess Sodium..

First Tip To Avoid Excess Sodium

An excellent and easy way to reduce foods high in sodium by reading the food labels. We consume far too much hidden sodium, more than we can imagine. With constantly wrong eating habits, the level of sodium keeps increasing in the body, which can definitely lead to high blood pressure.

Second Tip To Avoid Excess Sodium

This is not a very easy one, but it is proven that eating home cooked meals, that is, food that has been made from scratch, does go a long way in improving overall health. Beyond this, there are no secrets, except the usual ones, like - exercise regularly and let you body perspire.

Salt

Table salt is 40% sodium. 1 teasoon of table salt contains 2300 mg of sodium, which is the daily requirement for a healthy adult.

List of foods to be aware of

  • Breads
  • Tortillas
  • Pizzas
  • processed cheese
  • most processed foods
  • pickles
  • chips
  • french fries
  • soups canned and packaged
  • salad dressings
  • dips
  • spices
  • condiments
  • sauces
  • Canned foods including vegetables, juices
  • Food additives
  • Baked goods including cakes, cookies, pies
  • butter milk

A "healthy" vegetarian salad with "low-fat" dressing might contain more sodium than hamburger and chips.

Sodium

Sodium regulates blood pressure and blood volume.

We can also add to the list most fast foods and takeaways. Most snack foods. Most dehydrated or dried foods. Some biscuits, breads and breakfast cereals. Salted nuts, salted butter, margerine and mayonnaise and some drugs.

Sodium does regulate blood pressure and blood volume, but in excess, it raises blood pressure.

As a preservative, salt is used in most acidic foods and is found in a very large selection of foods. By shopping with awareness we can choose healthy alternatives.

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