As a caregiver selecting and preparing food for the Care recipient (cr) is a big responsibility be sure to include healthy foods especially foods that are low in salt eating a lot of salt can contribute to high blood pressure which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease thus reducing the salt in food is important to a heart-healthy diet the following are tips to reduce salt intake for the cr

Try: Eat less processed foods try more fresh foods much of the salt we eat comes from canned or processed foods like soups or packaged eating fresh foods takes more preparation but it is much better for the cr’s health cook with healthier spices there are a vast number of alternatives to salt try fresh herbs like basil thyme or chives use reduced salt items choose condiments and packaged foods carefully looking for foods labeled sodium free low sodium or unsalted the best alternative is to use no salt or fresh foods but that is not always possible

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Keywords: Diet cooking reduced salt

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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