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Tuesday, May 26

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Tiny Steps Tuesday : Sodium

Most of the salt we eat every day is "hidden". Roughly 80% of the salt we eat is hiding in processed foods like bread, crackers, and breakfast cereals, and prepared ready meals or take-out. Only 20% comes from the salt we add while cooking or at the table.



How to add flavor without adding salt

There are many other flavorings you can add to your foods to delight your taste buds, without raising your blood pressure.
Why not try:
  • fresh, frozen or dried herbs
  • onions
  • garlic
  • shallots
  • chiles
  • ginger
  • cinnamon
  • lemon juice
  • pepper
  • vinegar
  • red or white wine, cider or beer
  • spices - but check the label to make sure that they only contain low levels of salt (or sodium) - such as Mrs. Dash

Take it to the Next Level

 Explore the relationship between sodium and hypertension, as well as how salt affects your thyroid.  You might be surprised at what you discover...
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