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Old 10-16-2009, 02:22 PM   #1
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Borderline high blood pressure...good salt sub?

I've tried the salt substitute potassium chloride...have you ever tried that on popcorn?...yuck! is there anything else out there that actual tastes good??

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Old 10-16-2009, 02:28 PM   #2
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Instead of a salt substitute, you might want to try experimenting with different herbs and spices.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:31 PM   #3
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Instead of a salt substitute, you might want to try experimenting with different herbs and spices.
I remember someone told me Miss Dash or something like that might be worth a try?
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
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I remember someone told me Miss Dash or something like that might be worth a try?
I had to really cut the salt. At first everything tsted flat and dull,gradually the wonderful flavor of the food came through.. There are some things that I add a tiny amount of salt too,eggs baked potatoes. Other things I just add more Mrs. Dash of onion and garlic. yiu get use to it and when eating out there are times things are far to salty.
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I remember someone told me Miss Dash or something like that might be worth a try?
Mrs. Dash's seasoning blends are excellent. My favorite is garlic and herb.
http://www.mrsdash.com/products/seasoning-blends.aspx
Also, cook with lots of garlic, onions, herbs, and
spices.
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Salt isn't always a cause that is related to high blood pressure. While decreasing (but not eliminating all salt from your diet - your body needs some - the equivelent of two stalks of celery should give you all you need), stress is a more important factor in most high blood pressure problems. There are other thyroid/hormone related problems that can also cause high blood pressure. If you haven't already, I suggest you check with your doctor and have him/her help you to pinpoint the cause. You're in my prayers.
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:59 AM   #7
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Not food related, so I hope you don't mind, but I suggest looking into yoga. There have been some studies that show it can be good for hypertension, and imho, it's wonderful for lots of things - including relaxation, stretching, flexibility, strength, and balance. You can typically find a class through your local parks & rec that will be relatively inexpensive and filled with people of all ages, sizes, and skill levels, so it's pretty non-threatening.
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Even though I've already given my thoughts on the matter, I realize what I should have said was to see your Doctor..All advice given is well meaning,but messing with your BP is a dangerous thing to do. Stroke. heart attack, kidney failure are not nice. So talk to your Doctor and let him/ her guide you. Good luck to you.
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I had to really cut the salt. At first everything tsted flat and dull,gradually the wonderful flavor of the food came through.. There are some things that I add a tiny amount of salt too,eggs baked potatoes. Other things I just add more Mrs. Dash of onion and garlic. yiu get use to it and when eating out there are times things are far to salty.
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I have cut down my salt use over a years time...my wife says I still use to much...you are right about the natrual taste of food as something that were not as salty now taste like there is to much in them!
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Mrs. Dash's seasoning blends are excellent. My favorite is garlic and herb.
Mrs. Dash® Salt-Free Seasoning Blends
Also, cook with lots of garlic, onions, herbs, and
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I may just get a few types and try them....thanks!
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