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Out of the Salt shaker

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The human body needs salt to function. How much salt is enough? The American Heart Association recommends that 2.3000 mg of salt per day for healthy adults. It is a teaspoon of salt. People who are extremely sensitive to eating less salt.

Many Americans eat too much salt track and put your health at risk. If you are overweight, have heart disease or hypertension should reduce their salt intake. In 2001, Indiana University School of Medicine study, "Salt sensitivity, pulse pressure and death of human normal and hypertensive," details the health risks associated with salt sensitivity.

The results of the 25-year study were announced in a febrero de 2001 NIH News Release. In a statement Dr. Myron Weinberger, Director of Hypertension Research Center Indiana University, is quoted as saying, "Salt sensitivity increases the risk of death if a person suffers from hypertension. "

Weinberger believes that this finding has implications for all Americans. Older Americans, African Americans and those from families with salt sensitive were more likely to be sensitive to salt. The salt-sensitive people are more likely to develop hypertension as they age, according to Weinberger and described the U.S. as the salt of "rich" environment.

How can you live in this environment?

The United States Department of Health and Human Services, said that check all food labels for sodium. Remember that this number is for one serving. Remember to check the portion size, because this is that food processors can be misleading. Let's use canned cabbage as an example.

Cabbage contains 175 milligrams of salt per serving. When watching the portion size, however, is only two tablespoons. If you eat two servings of sauerkraut (half cup) you eat 700 milligrams salt. Add salt, hot dogs, salty bread, salt and seasonings, and what you have eaten a teaspoon of salt.

The NIH will also look the number Percent Daily Value. This number tells you whether the product is high or low salt. You should choose foods with the lowest percentage of salt and Free. Beware of foods that contain salt surprise - soft drinks, spicy pepper, lemon pepper and others.

As there no evidence of salt sensitivity will develop yours. Start watching for symptoms: swollen hands, knees and feet, legs and ankle veins bulging, drooping eyelids, "chipmunk cheeks" (puffy, swollen cheeks), breathlessness, and weight gain. Some people salt sensitive also get headaches.

Keep a diary of salt for two weeks. Registration of each meal and snack in your diary and its salt content. Compare salt intake with medical symptoms. Report any symptoms of salt sensitivity of your doctor. Your doctor can determine if you suffer hypertension. If your blood pressure rises or have blood pressure, your doctor may prescribe a diuretic.

The best we can do for you is to take The salt shaker on the table and eat a diet low in salt. The American Heart Association has published advice to reduce sodium in your website. Here are tips and comments about them.

* Cook without salt. It's really difficult if you do soup, but you can compensate for the lack of salt with savory ingredients, like mushrooms.

* Substitute spices and herbs salt. Fresh herbs are best, but the work dried herbs. Juice and zest of citrus, also add flavor to food.

* Buy low-fat milk, cheese and yogurt. Cheese contains a lot of salt for use in small amounts in recipes. You want enough to taste the cheese, not not be dominated by it.

* Choose unsalted nuts and seeds for snacks. Better yet, keep carrot sticks, celery jicima and cut fruit handy for snacks.

* Avoid savory seasonings: pasta, sauce, soy sauce, Worstershire sauce to soften Meat and MSG. You find the soup without salt in the stores, but check the fat content before buying these products.

You can also limit restaurant meals, which are often high in salt. Many of these foods are made with processed foods. An article on the website of the Mayo Clinic, "Food Processed: Why so salty? "explains why these foods are salty. Food Processors Use salt to enhance flavor, increase sweetness (as salt spray from the melon), decrease in dry foods, and the metal mask and chemical aftertaste.

It's OK to eat occasionally, but not make a habit.
Be sensitive to salt than you eat does not mean the rest of alfalfa in his life. Instead, you can eat delicious meal. All it takes careful planning and shopping. Salt sensitivity is a serious matter, so do their business Consume less salt and control regular.

After a while, you will not miss salt and let you taste the real flavor. Bon Appetit!

Copyright 2006 by Harriet Hodgson

Harriet Hodgson has been an independent journalist for 30 years. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Association of Health Care Journalists, and the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Her 24th book, "Smiling Through Your Tears: Anticipating Grief," written with Lois Krahn, MD, is available from Amazon.

Centering Corporation in Omaha, Nebraska has published her 26th book, "Writing to Recover: The Journey from Loss and Grief to a New Life." The company has also published a companion resource, the "Writing to Recover Journal," which contains 100 writing prompts. Please visit Harriet's Website and learn more about this busy author and grandmother.


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