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Posted by: Jynx | 2007/04/15

Hypertension

What is the difference between sodium and monosodium? & how can i lower blood pressure naturally?

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Dear Jynx
Sodium is a mineral which is found in salts like table salt (sodium chloride) or processed foods. Monosodium glutamate or MSG is a sodium compound that is often used to increase the taste of processed foods. To lower your sodium intake, don't cook with table salt and don't add table salt to your foods at table. Also cut out all foods that list sodium on their labels. Click on "Diet' 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, and will also assist with weight loss and lowering cholesterol. Season foods with potassium salt (buy at health shops), herbs and lemon juice (but be careful of spices that often contain a lot of sodium - e.g. garlic salt and Aromat, and stock cubes).
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