Our expert says:
If your doctor advised you to avoid 'salt' then he/she means sodium chloride which is found in table salt, MSG, many spices, condiments, snack foods and other processed foods, and even some medications and toothpaste. You will have to check the labels of all the foods you purchase and look at the ingredients list to see if they list 'sodium' in any form and then avoid the product. You can click on 'DietnFood' at the top of this page and then on 'Food as medicine' and 'Hypertension' and read about the DASH Diet which was developed in the USA to lower bp, which may be helpful for your hypertension.
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