Dietary Salt Restriction: Improves BP, Diabetes, Heart Ailments, Obesity and Stroke

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The relationship between excessive salt (Sodium Chloride) intake and the health disorders like blood pressure, diabetes (NIDD - Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) , heart ailments, obesity and stroke is discussed. Ten useful tips to cut salt in our diet is the highlight of this article.

Excess of Salt intake is not Good

Common salt (sodium chloride) is essential to our bodies. Health campaigners are warning against plenty of sodium in take in your diet. Still you may presume that adding little amount of common salt or sodium chloride will be your salt control exercise.

Salt Already Hidden in Our Food

You may not aware that there is plenty of hidden sodium naturally available in fruits, vegetables and cereals. Also you may not know the hidden common salt available in ready to eat food items like bakery products, pizza, burger etc. The preserved food items like fish, meat, pickles etc also have rich hidden common salt. While cooking you will add salt to your vegetables, meat fish, poultry etc.

Common Salt and Health Ailments

The common salt intake would increase the blood volume in your arteries and would increase your BP and enhance the risk of heart ailments, diabetes (NIDD - Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) and stroke. Excess of salt intake will influence overweight. Reserach studies on salt have established that diet restriction of salt will improve the health ailments and restore healthy living.

10 Ways to Cut Salt in Your Diet

1) Always cut down salty snacks, crispy chips, bakery items, pizza, burger, meat roles, salted nuts, ready to mix soups and table butter. Note the food label for the salt content.

2) Always prefer to buy fresh vegetables, fruits, poultry, fish and lean meat.

3) Avoid frozen canned foods added with salt. Prefer items labeled "free from salt."

4) Find out herbs and spices which can help you to cook i.e., salt-free seasoning. The best example is your lemon juice.

5) Always don't add salt to cereals (rice) and pasta while cooking.

6) Always prefer shelved food with low salt and avoid junk foods having rich salt. For example your pizza, ready to cook food items, ready to mix food items like sausages, vinegar, jams, jellies etc.,

7) Remove some salt by rinsing frozen, canned food items.

8) Always prefer to eat lots of sodium low or sodium free fruits and vegetables.

9) Always consult and order salt low or salt free menu in restaurant.

10) Avoid salt at your dining table. Do not keep your salt sprinkler on your table.

Do you think excess salt can be easily restricted in our diet? Please Leave your comments.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Mar 2011 (#)

Very SALTY restrictions sweetly expressed!

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author avatar muthusamy
6th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you Rathnashikamani for the constant encouragement and support

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Mar 2011 (#)

I congratulate you for this Star page.

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author avatar TNT_Brian
8th Mar 2011 (#)

Great article thanks for sharing. I totally agree that it is vital for health that people are very careful about their salt intake. However, some people are now too over-cautios and are not getting enough because as you said at the beginning of this azrticle, Sodium is vital to the smooth running of the human body. thanks again.

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author avatar Blossom S
11th Mar 2011 (#)

great article with so much information. xx

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