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Lower High Blood Pressure – Sea salt versus Table Salt

Posted by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN on October 17, 2008

I frequently speak to people that have the misconception sea salt is better for your heart health than regular table salt. From a chemical and nutritional standpoint, both are sodium chloride and you want to limit your sodium intake to 2300 mg (~1 tsp of table salt) or less to promote blood pressure control.

If you use kosher salt, which has larger crystals, you benefit because less salt “fits” in one teaspoon due to the larger crystal size. A teaspoon of kosher salt provides about 1900 mg sodium. Sea salt is available in this larger crystal form, also.

All the best,
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
The Heart of Health


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Control High Blood Pressure – Switch from canned veggies to frozen.

Posted by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN on August 19, 2008

Canned vegetables are high in sodium, while frozen vegetables (without added sauces) usually have no added sodium. Buy the large economy size bags, pour out the amount you need for your meal, close the bag with zip closure or twist tie and stick back in the freezer until next time!

Making this change will significantly reduce your sodium intake, promote blood pressure control and heart health!

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