When it comes to your heart, you should not take any chance. So, we, at Capitol give you a smart tip: Cut your intake of salt.
Lowering the amount of salt you eat can help lower the amount of fluid your body holds onto. This further lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to do its work. Getting no more than 1,500 milligrams per day (about a quarter-teaspoon of table salt) is the best.
Try these tips:
- Read labels. Look for “salt,” “sodium,” “sea salt,” and “kosher salt.”
- Substitute herbs and spices, which are always there in your kitchen, for sodium and salt when cooking.
- Avoid instant or flavored side dishes, which usually have a lot of added sodium. Instead, try cooking plain rice, pasta, or grains without adding salt. You can add other flavorings or a bit of salt when you serve them.