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Nicci30 posted:
Is there a site that has low sodium recipes. My husband is near the danger zone of high blood pressure and we need to find ways to reduce it. The problem is that we do not want to resort to bland and boring food. Please help
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totallywiggedout responded:
I have cooked most of my own meals for years and rarely if ever use salt. Not at all in any baked goods, since most have baking soda or powder which add a bit of saltiness anyhow. It's not hard. But when you need just a bit of a boost, try the Morton lite salt or something like it. It's only 50% sodium. BUT....
any other time, use combinations of herbs and spices,fruit juices(lemon , lime or whatever) and or flavored vinegars/wines and even beer to add flavor to foods. The combinations are endless. There are also about 6 different flavors of Mrs Dash seasonings out now and they are ALL sodium free.
You can use any recipe that you now use, just don't add the salt and use fresh raw meats and veggies or whatever to prepare it. Most canned goods and preprepared meats have salt that's why I specify FRESH.
As for sited for recipes, just google recipes for high blood pressure or hypertension and you'll have more recipe sites than you will ever need.
Good luck to you and your husband.
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seeit2 responded:
The American Heart Association website has a TON of resources for low-sodium eating:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/PreventionTreatmentofHighBloodPressure/Managing-Blood-Pressure-with-a-Heart-Healthy-Diet_UCM_301879_Article.jsp

follow the links for their "DASH" diet plan - also, on the home page, there are links to all sorts of heart-healthy recipes


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