Salt is not harmful for kidneys of a healthy person with proper condition of kidneys if consumed within prescribed limits. But for people with kidney disease salt is best avoided. Common salt that we consume is Sodium Chloride and people with CKD (Chronic Kidney Diseases) need to avoid salt.
Safe Level of Salt/ Sodium Intake
For people who are not suffering from High Blood Pressure or Kidney Disease can consume up to 2300 milligram of salt daily. It is approximately 1 teaspoon. Best recommendation is up to 2000 milligram of sodium daily while 2300 milligram is safe but it is on the higher side.
For people suffering from High Blood Pressure or Kidney disease than it is recommended not to consume more than 1500 milligram of salt daily or little more than ½ teaspoon.
It Is Easy To Limit Salt / Sodium Intake
Cooking with selected spices and herbs can replace the requirement of salt in many recipes
Do check food labels before purchasing to check the sodium content
Avoid canned and packaged food. Avoid junk food as they contain high quantity of sodium
Salt substitutes are mostly high in potassium and too much of potassium needs to be avoided
Do request for low salt or salt free cooking while eating out
Strictly avoid salt dips during eating
Cooking Without Salt
Some healthy alternatives to salt that also make your food tasty.
Meat, Fish, Egg Curry and Soups
Use commonly used spices in kitchen as per taste. Some ginger and garlic, Black pepper, red pepper, cloves may help to add more taste.
Vegetables – Boil, Curry and Soups
Basil (Tulsi), Cardamom, Bay Leaf, Thyme and other spices as per taste
Cardamom, black pepper or red pepper sprinkle (as per taste) and other commonly used spices
Eat healthy and live happy
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