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12/2/12 10:48 P

Wow, what great suggestions. I too fight the sodium battle. I have hi B/P and take med. My DH is a salt addict! I have copied most of these and will try to encompass many of them ASAP!

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11/23/12 5:16 P

If you really need to watch your sodium intake, there are recipe ideas on Low Sodium Guru

MEG-NATALIA07 Posts: 679
11/10/12 12:33 P

If you're missing the "salty" flavor grab a bag of Mushroom Seasoning at an Asian food store--or online. It is my go-to for salt seasoning as it tastes salty and delicious but has minimal sodium. A great ingredient to have on hand!

MARYGOLD5 Posts: 3,591
11/6/12 1:51 P

Thanks for all the suggestions. I alread do some of these, but I will be trying the others also. emoticon

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,249
11/6/12 6:56 A

Studies now indicate that extra virgin olive oil may help to lower blood pressure, and shown to reduce the incidence of colon., breast and skin cancers. Extra virgin olive oil is high in polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants & monounsaturated fats which contributes to lowering bad cholesterol.

Flavoring your food with lemon, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and other herbs instead of salt will reduce sodium
Avoid products that contain large amounts of sodium, such as MSG, baking soda, soy sauce, cured meats and pickled foods

Some salt substitutes contain potassium chloride, which could be unsafe for people with heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease. Consult your physician before using salt substitutes with potassium chloride better to get Salt Free Mrs. Dash seasonings, there are several kinds

Cashew's this miracle nut has serious health benefits. Lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and increases good (HDL) levels

Pistachios They lower cholesterol and blood pressure, help to reduce stress, breakdown proteins from meats into amino acids. They also help create a sense of fullness. 28 pistachios can do the trick.

Walnuts are a great source of omega 3's. Eating just 4 walnuts per day can keep your heart healthy. Start doing this today. Add to yogurt, salads, or just eat them plain.

Cinnamon is a spice that aids in circulation, in lowering LDL cholesterol, and in stabilizing blood sugar level. Add to sweet potatoes. a cinnamon stick in your coffee, etc

Garlic: various studies have shown that garlic lowers cholesterol and blood pressure.

Ginger: This spice stimulates blood circulation, alleviates high blood pressure, and reduces the level of (LDL) bad cholesterol in the body

Good Luck!

MARYGOLD5 Posts: 3,591
10/12/12 7:07 P

Thanks. I have been rinsing canned vegetables to remove as much salt as possible and then adding water. I sometimes forget to read the ingredient list and check the nutrition label, especially if I am in a hurry.

LOTUS737 Posts: 3,569
10/10/12 1:50 P

You can just reduce/leave out the added salt in most recipes. If you like to use canned items, look for low sodium or no sodium canned beans/tomatoes/etc. Replace salt with other seasonings and herbs to add flavor to your food :)

MARYGOLD5 Posts: 3,591
10/3/12 8:05 P

I need recipes that are low sodium. I have borderline high blood pressure, and have to watch my salt intake.

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