“Salt consumption is something that people tend to overlook,” Vusi says. “I’ve had clients ask ‘What detriment can a single portion of biltong do to my health?'”. Being oblivious to the amount of salt you consume may lead you to experience severe health conditions such as a stroke or heart failure. There are plenty of herbs that can be used to substitute salt consumption.
Dietitian’s Tips for Lowering Salt Intake
- Try to avoid adding salt to foods during cooking and preparation.
- Remove the salt shaker on the table when eating/dining.
- Limit consumption of salty snacks like potato chips, pretzels, instant noodles, mixed salted nuts, pies, packet soups, sausage rolls, sauces, and so forth.
- Choose food and products with less salt/sodium, by reading labels on packaging opt for foods less than 400mg of sodium per 100g, the best choices will be those less than 120mg per 100g.
- Reduce the consumption of processed meats like your: russians, vienna, polony, beacon, biltong, ham, salami, and so forth.
- Eat more fresh vegetables and fruits which naturally are low in sodium.
- Salt alternatives for seasoning to use mixed herbs, paprika, Italian herbs, rosemary, turmeric, nutmeg, coriander, black pepper, lemon and herb, cumin, garlic, ginger, thyme,
- Avoid the use of spice cubes, packet soups, stocks, soy sauce, and others high in sodium.
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