Both when cooking or eating out at restaurants, there are plenty of little tricks that you can employ to reduce your salt intake and lower your chances of developing symptoms of high blood pressure.
- season your food with black pepper or fresh herbs and spices
- bring out the natural flavour in vegetables by roasting or baking them
WHEN EATING OUT
Reduce the salt content when ordering your meals.
Pick less salty toppers like tomato or pineapple.
Avoid adding salty proteins like bacon, cheese or sausage.
Abstain from high-salt toppings like cheese, bacon, and barbecue sauce.
Go with steamed rice instead of fried.
Instead of cold cuts, pickles and mustard, opt for toppings like salad and reduced-fat mayonnaise.
We all love sausage, bacon and fried eggs. Every once in a while, however, it’s good to change things up with a healthier option like poached egg with grilled tomato.
Get your dressing on the side so that you only use as much as you need. Many dressings are full of salt and fat. Keep an eye on your intake! Salt consumption can affect your blood pressure.
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