May 17 is World Hypertension DayCutting back on sodium is one action you can take to reduce your risk of hypertension (high BP) and its related complications.
Keep in mind that your taste buds are probably accustomed to a strong taste of salt, so limiting your consumption might take a little getting used to, but your health is worth it!
Here are some sodium-cutting tips you can try today:
Start changing early, so you can change gradually.
Introduce additional flavor to your foods with herbs and spices like garlic, oregano, basil, lemon juice, vinegar, pepper, thyme and sesame. These all add flavor without the extra sodium.
If a recipe calls for salt, cut the amount called for in half and taste it before adding more.
Encourage the rest of your household to join your program.