Lower Your Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can cause a host medical problems including cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and stroke, which can strike suddenly. Make an attempt to control your blood pressure naturally by reducing your salt intake. Sodium is an essential nutrient, but in excess, it can be damaging.
The Culprit: Salt Shaker
Food Substitution: Garlic and Herb Spice Blend
Liberally adding salt to your food can become a big problem. A 1/4 teaspoon of salt has over 600 mg of sodium. (The recommended daily dose is about 2300 mg a day.) Instead, try a garlic and herb spice blend – the same serving size has 0 mg of sodium.
The Culprit: Soy Sauce
Food Substitution: Balsamic Vinegar With Red Pepper Flakes
Only 1 tablespoon of soy sauce has approximately 920 mg of sodium! For a similar acidic flavor, try a mixture of balsamic vinegar and red pepper flakes; this option will only add 4 mg of sodium to your meal.
The Culprit: Breadcrumbs
Food Substitution: Whole Wheat Panko Breadcrumbs
Breadcrumbs can be deceptively high in salt – 1/4 cup can contain up to 470 mg. Instead, try whole wheat panko breadcrumbs; the same serving size contains only 32 mg of sodium.