We consume sodium on daily basis and that's a good thing, but only when taken in required amount. So a key to healthy eating is choosing foods lower in salt and sodium. The current recommendation is to consume less than 2.3 grams of sodium a day. Excess sodium can have negative effects on your health, such as an increased risk for high blood pressure which contributes to heart disease and stroke. Here is some sodium cutting tips that you can use.
>Introduce additional flavour to your foods, add acidic flavorings like lemon, lime juice and vinegar can help in bringing out a foods inherent savoriness, which will help in reducing or even eliminating salt.
Try to sprinkler off chopped fresh or dried herbs, garlic. While they are not the perfect replacement of salt, but will can help the transition of lower salt cooking, by waking up other flavors.
Choose convenience foods that are lower in sodium. Cut back on frozen dinners, pizzas, package mixes, canned soup and salad dressings. These often have a lot of sodium. Olives pickles and other items, packed in brine are saturated in salt. Limit the intake of these high sodium foods and look out for some low sodium varieties.
Always remember that low fat foods or low calorie foods are not always healthy. These foods can also be higher in sodium content, as manufacturers feel that more sodium enhances the flavour, that is missing since the fats and calories are reduced.
Fast foods are not only high in fat content, but also in many other things. Foods like fries and sandwiches contains more than the required amount of sodium in just one serving. So, try to avoid fast foods.