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7 Healthy ways to use salt in our daily life and cooking | How to reduce sodium intake per day | Healthy Self-Love

2/26/2019

7 Healthy ways to use salt in our daily life and cooking

How to reduce sodium intake per day


Besides making delicious dishes, salt also has a negative effect on the body if we consumed in excess. Remember these 7 healthy ways to use salt(Pink salt of course)


1. Limit consumption of preservative packaged foods
2. Limit foods that are preserved with salt or vinegar
3. Reduce salted fish, salted egg, fries, chips or any food that has high salt contain
4. Do not put too much salt when cooking
5. Use only half the salt from the dosage listed in the recipe
6. Replace salt with spices
7. Avoid putting salt bottles on the dining table


Sounds easy, right? But it is easy...

healthy tips on how to use salt in cooking


Cooking without salt doesn't taste good. But you should know the amount of salt you should use in your cooking so your food is not into salty and it's just right. 

You must have known, the use of excess salt is at risk for various diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke.


If consumed sufficiently salt, it is useful to regulate body fluid balance and nervous system and muscles. 

What is the recommended daily intake of salt limit?
Apparently, only 1 teaspoon per day.


Even though in a day, we can consume various foods that contain salt. Therefore you must be wise to apply salt to various dishes.


Here are 7 healthy ways to use salt for a healthy lifestyle

set a limitation for sausage, nugget, bacon, meatballs and so on

#1

Limit consumption of preservative packaged foods, such as sausages, nuggets, bacon, meatballs, ham, canned vegetables, biscuits.


These foods usually contain a lot of salt. But if you are having a crazy craving for with any of these foods, choose the one labeled "low-sodium".

limit food that are preserved with salt and vinegar

#2

Limit foods that are preserved with salt or vinegar, such as pickles, various soy sauce or tomato sauce. Obviously, if we wanted to reduce salt, we should also reduce the intake of sale that is a ready-made meal or ready-to-eat food.

reduce salt fries, chips and pretzel

#3

Reduce salted fish, salted egg or fast food/junk food.


Fries, chips, pretzel, salted nut or any snack...

excessive salt in dishes may lead to disease

#4

Do not put too much salt when cooking. 

Excessive salt in dishes may lead to other factors of disease like I mention above. Another thing is when you are on the diet process, consume a high-salt diet encourage you to drink lots of water, which increases weight.

reduce salt in cooking recipe by only use half of it

#5

Use only half the salt from the dosage listed in the recipe.


You can change your regular salt table to Himalayan pink salt, as the pink salt contains low-sodium. Unlike regular salt table that contains high-sodium that can lead to disease factor.

change salt to spices or other savory vegetable to make food more appetizing

#6

Replace salt with various spices


You can always change your recipe into adding more vegetables that provide savory flavors, such as onions, celery, cashew nut, tomato, chile, and so on

dont place salt bottle on the dining table

#7

Don't place a salt bottle on the dining table.


The eager to put salt on dishes is strong to somebody out there who loves salty food. The only way is, do not place your table salt bottle on the table. 


In fact, if you already follow step 6 you are already good!


Anyway, it is okay to consume salt, but of course, please don't overdo it.


You may like: Are pink salt is better than regular salt?


I hope we all can apply with these methods to reduce our sodium consumption.




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