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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is lo salt ok to use?

    my doctor told me to reduce my salt intake because I have high blood pressure. Is lo salt good to use instead?
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    Arlene is a registered practising dietitian, with a private practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, and has built a strong business over the last … View Profile

    Too much salt (sodium chloride) can contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension), which health experts warn can put you at risk if health problems such as stroke and related heart disease. LoSalt contains all the flavour of regular salt but only one third of its sodium. Used in place of salt in cooking or at the table, LoSalt can help you reduce the amount of sodium in your diet. LoSalt is especially good on those foods which many people find bland without any salt, such as eggs, fish, chicken, potato and tomato dishes. But remember - even LoSalt should be used sparingly since it contains some sodium.

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    Claire Ward

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    Hello I'm Claire Ward, Accredited Practising Dietitian and owner of Allied Nutrition. We offer in-home nutrition consults on a wide range of nutrition-related issues, and … View Profile

    Another option would be to experiment with different combinations of herbs and spices to add flavour to your food rather than relying on salt. If you are unsure of which herbs or spices to try, have a look through some recipe books from different cuisines for inspriation. There are some classic pairings which are used all over the world, but you may discover your own personal favourites.

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