Low Salt Diet Tips
by Kaveri Tyagi | Posted on
Salty taste is generally an acquired taste that can be changed by gradually lowering its intake. It usually takes few weeks to get used to eating low salt foods but once you follow it becomes your habit. There are few tips for low salt consumption.
Avoid using all kind of salad dressings, ketchup, pasta and pizza sauces, mayonnaise etc.
Avoid sprinkling extra salt over food.
Avoid cheese and yellow butter instead use homemade white butter.
Instead of using white salt make use of black salt and rock salt.
Avoid chips and other packaged snacks.
A strict no to pickles and preserved and canned vegetables.
Avoid ready to prepare food items e.g. noodles, pastas etc.
Avoid using ready-made puree, spices, etc.
Make sure that you drink enough water during the day because salt absorbs water from our body and makes you feel dehydrated.
For Indians it's a habit of pouring salt even in dough, curd and over salads to enhance the taste, so avoid doing this.
To enhance the taste of food items try and use black pepper powder, roasted cumin seed powder, lemon juice etc.