Too much of salt consumption is actually not good for human health. It is always advised by doctors to reduce the sodium intake so to avoid any erosion of calcium and reduce bone cavity in our body. One ingredient that is in an awful lot of the foods we eat is salt or sodium. A lot of it is hidden in foods where we would least expect and for that reason a dreadful lot of us are probably unknowingly consuming too much.
Here we have few tips to reduce salt consumption in your family:
- Use fresh, rather than wrapped meats. Fresh chicken or pork contain natural sodium, but the content is still much less than the hidden extra sodium added during processing in products like bacon or ham.
- Choose fresh fruit and vegetables, as well, since they are very low in sodium. Preserved and frozen fruits are also low in sodium.
- When buying frozen vegetables, choose those that are labeled "fresh frozen" and do not contain added seasoning or sauces.
- Begin reading food labels as a matter of course. Sometimes the high sugar content in a product like an apple pie can mask the high sodium content so it's important to check every label for sodium content.
- Compare various brands of the same food item until you find the one that has the lowest sodium content, since this will vary from brand to brand.
- Select spices or seasonings that do not list sodium on their labels, i.e. choose garlic powder over garlic salt.
So, for now, try the above tips so that you can reduce the consumption of salt for good.