Even though no kid wants to utter the words, “My mom was right,” in this case, I am proud to say it. Every time I reach for the salt, I can hear my mother asking “Did you even taste it?” So, now, I think of that every time I go for the salt.
The CDC says 9 out of 10 people eat more sodium than recommended. Too much sodium can lead to health problems like high blood pressure, stroke, stomach cancer, and more. And for what? A little flavor? Add some fresh parsley, rosemary, cilantro, lemon juice…the world is full of flavorful herbs and fruits! Use them. Your heart will thank you for it.
A few tips:
- When at a restaurant, remove the salt shaker from the table (you may not even miss it)
- When using beans or veggies from a can, rinse them well (it washes off unnecessary salt)
- Keep an herb garden and snatch some leaves to boost the flavor of your meal
Our friends at eatright.org have a ton more info for you about National Nutrition Month and staying healthy all-year round!
Happy Munching :D