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What are tips to help food taste better with less salt?

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You can teach your taste buds to enjoy less salty foods. Start with these tips:

  • Use herbs, spices, and salt-free seasoning blends in cooking instead of salt.
  • Cook rice, pasta, and hot cereals without salt. Cut back on instant or flavored rice, pasta, and cereal mixes, because they usually have added salt. Look into the DASH diet. (DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.) It features whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Conditions: High Blood Pressure."

American Medical Association. 

CDC.

FamilyDoctor.org: "High Blood Pressure Overview" and “Whole Grains and Fiber.”

Journal of Hypertension, "Effect of dietary fiber intake on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled clinical trials," March 2005, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pg. 475 - 481.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "What Is High Blood Pressure?"

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure."

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

 

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Conditions: High Blood Pressure."

American Medical Association. 

CDC.

FamilyDoctor.org: "High Blood Pressure Overview" and “Whole Grains and Fiber.”

Journal of Hypertension, "Effect of dietary fiber intake on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled clinical trials," March 2005, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pg. 475 - 481.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "What Is High Blood Pressure?"

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure."

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

 

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

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