Hypertension should not be underestimated. Because high blood pressure is a major factor damage the brain, kidneys, and heart if not detected early.
One effective way to control hypertension is to limit salt (sodium) or sodium, with no more than 2,000 milligrams or 5 grams of salt, equivalent to 1 teaspoon per day.
Salt are also present in other food ingredients such as preservatives, sodium bicarbonate, baking powder, Monosodium glutamate (MSG) or various drugs such as antacids, antibiotics.
Sodium can be found in drinking water, milk, green leafy vegetables, seafood, butter, margarine, cheese, bakery products such as bread, biscuits, cakes, bread sticks, cookies, processed breakfast cereals. All sauces such as soy sauce, ketchup. Snacks such as potato chips, popcorn, noodles, macaroni, crackers, fruit and canned vegetables, salted nuts, frozen vegetables and ready meals that need to be observed restriction levels
So how to work around this? Use a different flavor instead of salt, for example mustard powder, bay leaves, curry powder, oregano, chili powder, parsley, basil, mint, lemon juice, onion, garlic, green chillies, vinegar, acid to make food You still tasty.
Also, avoid foods such as bread, pizza, cakes, biscuits because they contain hidden sodium in the form of baking powder. Also sauce, salted peanuts, salted chips, popcorn and other canned products. In contrast, the consumption of fresh fruits.
And that needs attention is looking at food labels to determine the total sodium in it.