Sodium is found in many of our meals, and is not only in the salt we add to the food while preparing it.
Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the amount of salt we consume, which should not exceed a teaspoon equal to 2,300 milligrams per day, according to the Saudi Ministry of Health’s main health awareness platform, Live Healthy, via Twitter.
Be careful to reduce salt because it is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure, which can cause clots and heart disease.
- Here are 7 smart tips to help you reduce salt intake in your food:
- Reduce the use of canned sauces and instant products such as quick-prepared pasta
- Wash beans, tuna and canned vegetables before eating them, removing some salt from them
- Order sauces and salad spices on the side, and use a few
- Choose meat, poultry, and fresh seafood instead of manufactured
- Choose unsalted nuts, or replace them with carrot sticks and celery
- You can use lemon as an alternative flavor of salt.
- Order your meal at restaurants without salt