How can I easily reduce my salt intake?

Salt is a tableside staple during meals for many people. The dangers of too much salt are real and one-too-many “pinches here and there” can do serious harm to your body. One teaspoon of salt has 2,325 mg of sodium in it. The table salt you use, processed foods and restaurant menus can make your salt intake climb dangerously high.

Here are some easy tips to help you reduce your salt intake:

  • Look at the label – compare foods and choose ones that have lower sodium.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables whenever possible.
  • Use lemon juice, spices and herbs to enhance the flavor of your food instead of salt.
  • Limit how much you eat out but when you do, ask for your dish to be made with less or without salt.
  • Stay away from processed foods and be careful of your portion sizes.

Small changes can make a big difference in your health. For some, the dash of salt can be more of a habit then a necessity. Stay informed of the risks and use these easy tips to stay healthier. Dr. Danciger and his staff can offer you the tools and advice you need to take charge of your health. Request an appointment with him today!

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Dr. Harvey Danciger
Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle