A high salt diet can cause high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Your average intake of salt per day should be at or below 2300 mg, which is equal to only one teaspoon! Most foods these days already have salt added to them, so next time you pick up the salt shaker, think twice!
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We ran out of salt 2 weeks ago towards dinner time.It being summer, hot and muggy, going to the store just for salt didn't seem worth it. Then breakfast came, eggs without salt? I decided it would be easier to cut up some fresh peppers, onions and tomatoes and make an omelet in lieu of salt. mmmmmm
We don't miss it at all and have made the decission not to purchase salt anymore.
Salt retains body fluids and up blood pressure and cholesterol. Foods like soy sauce, ketchup, and bottled salad dressing, bacon, hot dogs, pickles and frozen food entrees all contain salt. If you’re lucky enough to find “no salt added” versions of canned beans canned peas, tomatoes buy those. I find that Walmart's brand "Great Value" are most low in salt and sugar. Be kind to your heart ...you only have one! Take the Salt shaker off the table.
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