4 effective ways to reduce salt intake in your meals

The World Health Organization (WHO) has consistently emphasized that eating a balanced diet is essential to staying healthy. It recently raised its warnings about the negative effects of excessive salt consumption, revealing that an estimated 8 million deaths globally are caused by poor nutrition, with 2 million of them due to high sodium intake. Reducing salt consumption can greatly improve your health.

Here are 4 effective ways to reduce salt intake in your meals

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Limit processed foods

These food items taste better by adding excessive amounts of salt, which is really bad for us. As a result, stay away from these readymade processed food meals and consider consuming fruits, nuts and seeds instead.

Use seasonings and herbs

Herbs make a perfect meal topping. Their anti-inflammatory qualities aid in enhancing our immunity and in preventing high blood pressure.

Don’t sprinkle salt on food

Are you aware of the reasoning behind the recommendation not to add salt after food has been cooked? It is believed that the iron structure of salt changes when it is cooked, making it easier for our bodies to digest.

Choose low-sodium alternatives

Choose low-sodium alternatives for commonly high-sodium items such condiments, broth and soy sauce. Reduced-sodium alternatives are available from many brands, which can help you consume less salt overall.

 

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice.