Reduce Your Sodium Intake
Sodium is one of the biggest offenders for increasing blood pressure which is why reducing it in your diet is one of the main pillars of the DASH diet. Whether you have high blood pressure or not, excessive sodium is not good for your body so you should consider cutting down on it in your daily life. Avoid adding salt to boiling water when you cook rice and pasta or eating foods that you know are salty. When food shopping, look at the sodium content of items before purchasing. If salt is the main staple in your diet try swapping it out with spices and herbs instead.
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