Salt can increase the risk of high blood pressure. Sugar can be risky for diabetes. But one cannot easily dismiss how tasty these flavors can be.
While sodium and sugar can add flavor to our meals, we have to understand their impact on our health – especially if there are pre-existing conditions. Other situations call for a strict consumption of these ingredients. It may be impossible to eat bland meals and beverages throughout our lives, and this calls for a managed amount of these components.
Making sure you or your senior loved one can eat flavorful meals without compromising their health requires effective monitoring. Here are some ways to keep track of sugar and sodium in one’s diet.
- Consult your doctor to get a recommended level of sodium and sugar based on your condition.
- Be creative with recipes – substitute sugar with sweet healthy options or choose spices for added taste.
- Don’t skip meals. Consume an adequate amount of nutrients so the body does not “crave” something else.
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