Second three series Action Step to Reduce Sodium (salt) in YOUR Diet

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This is the second of a three series action step to reduce sodium (salt) in your diet to share the importance to look for light, low sodium, reduced sodium, or no-salt-added versions of packaged foods, when available. Prepare your own food when you can and limit packaged sauces, mixes, and “instant” products (including flavored rice, instant noodles, and ready-made pasta). Limit the amount of salt you add to foods when cooking, baking, and eating. Instead, flavor foods with herbs and spices and no-salt seasoning blends.

Choose fresh meats, poultry, and seafood, rather than processed varieties. Also, check the package on fresh meats and poultry to see if salt water or saline is been added. Buy fresh, frozen (no sauce or seasoning), low sodium, or no-salt-added canned vegetables, but if you to use canned goods, rinse the preserved sodium liquids from the canned foods, such as beans, tuna, and vegetables before eating.

By the way, one of the most notable benefit to reducing sodium intake is a decrease in blood pressure. When your body contains less sodium, the kidneys do not have to retain as much water. As a result, your blood volume decreases and your blood pressure goes down. Reduced blood pressure lowers your risk of heart disease and cardiovascular complications. When a person has high blood pressure, one of the first suggestions a doctor will make is to reduce your sodium consumption. Did you know that water accounts for 60 percent of our body—or about 11 gallons or 92 pounds inside a 155-pound person—and is essential to every cell. We use water to cool our body with sweat, to circulate oxygen and fuel to our organs and take away waste products via blood.

Remember – DIVA Market is 10/28/17 – Ms V’s Spice is Nice will be there – 1817 Del Paso Boulevard, Sacramento, CA from 11:00 am to 6:00pm – See you.

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