Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Heart Health Challenge #2 ~ Cut down on Salt

Throughout the month of February (Heart Health Month), Melrose Muscle Therapy will be posting various heart health challenges on our facebook page.  Here is number two:

Cut Down on Salt

Too much salt in your diet can lead to high blood pressure, which in turn increases the risk of getting coronary heart disease.

I've found this great list of ways to cut down on salt.  Click here to read it.  One of my favorites on this list is to remove the salt from your table top, and replace it with different seasonings.

Here are links to some recipes that are sans (or very little) salt.
Bread
Salad Dressing
Vegetable Stock
Shrimp Creole - use your own stock to have even more control over the salt
Beef and Barley Stew

I hope this gives you some ideas on how you can cut down on the amount of salt in your diet to keep your heart healthy. the less salt you use in your diet, the less you will want it, and the easier it will get to cut it out of your diet.  Do you have any recipes to share?  Please write them in the comments below.

Cheers to a healthy heart!