Tips for reducing sodium in your diet Tips for reducing sodium in your diet

Without realizing it, sometimes we ingest more sodium than our body needs. 

Sodium consumption does not happen just when we add salt to a dish. Many processed foods contain high levels of sodium to help preserve them.

An excess amount of sodium can lead to high blood pressure or heart problems, which is why it is important to be careful of what you eat.

Some of the foods that we find at the grocery store with high levels of sodium include sauces, soda, canned foods, salad dressings, precooked or vacuum-packed meats, poultry, seafood, ready-to-heat soups, as well as other read-to-eat foods such as pizza as, rice or sandwiches.

To avoid the excess consumption of sodium, reduce the amount of processed foods in your diet and opt for fresh or frozen foods as well as a more natural cooking style. Watch the amount of sauce you add to foods, keep your salt shaker away from the table and try substituting salt with vegetables and spices, which provide flavor and reduce the need to use salt. When you must buy processed foods, choose those that are low in sodium or are sodium-free.

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