How to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet

Diana Steele, BSc, RD, discusses How to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet

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Diana Steele, BSc, RD, discusses How to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet
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Featuring Diana Steele, BSc, RD,
Duration: 59 seconds
Video Title ; How to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet
If you have high blood pressure or you're trying to reduce your sodium intake there are several choices you can make to reduce your sodium intake.

The average Canadian is consuming way more sodium than they should be, and a low sodium diet contains only 1500 milligrams, and that's quite difficult to achieve through diet.

One of the things you can start with is to cook from scratch more often. Rather than choosing rices and pastas that have sauces already on them, cook them from scratch at home.

Try to choose more fresh or frozen items such as fresh fruits and vegetables rather than tinned vegetables and fruit. And if you choose to have tinned beans make sure you're rinsing off the extra sodium.

For snack foods, try to avoid salted nuts and chips and choose air-popped popcorn instead. And finally, when you're eating out, ask for less salt and be sure not to use the salt at the table.

For more information on how to lower your sodium intake, contact your local registered dietitian.

Presenter: Ms. Diana Steele, Registered Dietitian, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Registered Dietitian

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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