Reducing sodium intake will help the body excrete excess sodium and water
The body needs less than one-tenth of a teaspoon of salt per day.
Approximately one third of sodium intake comes from salt added to foods during cooking and at the table; one fourth to one third comes from processed foods; and the rest comes from food and water naturally high sodium
Sodium compounds are used in foods as preservatives, leavening agents and flavor enhancers
Many nonprescription drugs such as (analgesics, cough medicine, laxatives, and antacids) as well as toothpastes and mouthwashes contain high amounts of sodium.
Low sodium salt substitutes are not really sodium free and may contain about half as much sodium as regular salt.
Use salt substitutes sparingly; larger amounts often taste bitter instead of salty.
- The preference for salt will eventually diminish.
- Salt, monosodium glutamate, baking soda, and baking powder contain substantial amounts of sodium
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- In place of salt or salt substitutes, use herbs, spices, lemon juices, vinegar and wine as flavoring when cooking.