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    Low Sodium Foods For People With High Blood Pressure

    Low-sodium diet is recommended for those who have high blood pressure or hypertension and degenerative diseases such as heart or kidney. Excess sodium intake, especially in the form of common salt (NaCl) can cause hypertension, ascites (accumulation of fluid in the body cavity) and Adema. Cirrhosis of the liver disease, hypertension, heart failure and kidney also begins with symptoms of the disease caused due to excessive salt consumption. The human body is in need of a sodium salt, however, if too much consumption, making the kidneys need to work hard to get rid of excess salt. The salt can not afford removed by the kidneys and then left in the body tissues, binds water and there was a swelling or Adema.

    We are advised to limit their intake of salt, or sodium no more than 2,300 mg per day. The amount is equivalent to only about one tablespoon of salt. However, even though modest salt reduction, up to 300 mg per day, could lead to better health. Therefore, avoid foods containing high salt or sodium, and choose foods that are labeled no added salt or reduced sodium. Make sure to carefully reading food labels and choose foods containing less than 5% of the daily salt intake is allowed.

    Low sodium foods list beside fruits and vegetables

    Fruits and vegetables are already a common thing the doctor ordered as lowering high blood pressure. Did you know there are other foods that are full of nutrients and contain low sodium same with fruits and vegetables? You can insert the following low sodium foods list:

    Fresh meat
    All processed meat, from sausage, corned beef, salami, chicken nuggets, and even canned fish, contains high salt-based preservative. Rather than select a processed meat that may be cheaper, you should start to switch fresh meat. Do not forget to reduce the salt or seasoning used for cooking.

    Dairy products
    To enhance your daily nutrition, make sure there is always a dairy product. Can be in the form of fresh milk, as well as products ranging from cheese or yoghurt. But in choosing a cheese, always pay attention to the sodium content on the label or salt nutrient content. Preferably, choose low-fat cheese, because the salt content will be lower.

    Spices and herbs
    Spices and herbs renowned as lowering high blood pressure, even this has become a tradition in many countries, such as China's one of them. The main function of herbs and spices are, to spice up your food so that your tongue free from addiction is rich in sodium salts.

    Do not misunderstanding, butter, margarine differ. Many people prefer to use margarine rather than butter because it tastes more savory. But what makes it more enjoyable, which makes it not good for health. Compared with margarine, butter salt content is much lower. In addition, butter is more nutritious on magarin must be fortified in advance.

    Skimmed milk
    Just like yogurt, skim milk contains calcium is high enough. And this could be an option for those who do not like acid. 8 ounces of skim milk contains 302 mg of calcium. So, you only need to drink four glasses of skim milk a day to lower blood pressure.

    Legumes and grains
    Peas and lentils, as well as grains such as flax seed and chia seed, all low in sodium. Whole grains such as wheat also help lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of developing diabetes type 2. However, make sure that you use dried peas or buy canned kind, but low in sodium.

    Pure low-fat yogurt
    Yoghurt not only expedite the body's metabolism, but also a high source of calcium. 8 ounces of yogurt contains 415 mg of calcium, which is higher than that found in milk. You need to know, calcium can lower blood pressure by 1.9 points in systolic number, and 1.0 points in diastolic number if you eat as much as 1200 mg per day.

    However, there is a recent study that states if a low-salt diet can actually improve cholesterol levels. American Journal of Hypertension found if low-sodium diet can increase cholesterol, triglycerides and cardiovascular risk factors. Dr. Niels Graudal, a consultant in internal medicine and rheumatology seniyor (from Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark) stated that, based on the results of research that has been done, you do not need to be too worried about excessive salt intake.

    This is based on the ability of each person a different reaction to the intake of sodium to the body. Some people are more sensitive to salt than people in general. However, according to Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum a cardiologist from New York still recommend a diet low in salt will be healthier for you to live. Low-salt diet can reduce blood pressure, but it is also able to increase levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and renin enzymes and hormones noradrenaline and adrenaline which is capable of both hormones affect blood pressure and heart rate.
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