Avoiding Salt for a Healthy Diet

Avoiding Salt for a Healthy Diet
Avoiding Salt for a Healthy Diet

For some people, diet is a hard thing to do. As personal habit such as eating three times a day might make you unconsciously starving when the meal times near. Cutting the portion of food might also be difficult, especially when you crave for it. Some nutritionists develop a diet to lessen the flavor of the food, so you can control the amount of food that you eat in daily basis.

One of the basic spices that usually reduced or cut down is salt, as it gives the main flavor in the ingredients. Reducing salt might make your food less attractive, as it makes foods taste plain and raw; but in the other side it will also reduce your need to savor the flavor and concern on the nutrition of the food you ate.

Basically, this type of diet tries to avoid food with high sodium. Some study found that people who cut down their consumption of salt may reduce 4kg to 6kg in one month. It becomes more attractive by those who have obesity, as the result might easily gain in couple of months. However,  it can also be a torture as you can’t taste your favorite dish as it is since spices is not added. The practice is also quite easy; you only need to avoid adding salt in your food, reducing several spices such as pepper and sugar may also help you to control the food you consume.

junk food
junk food

There are things that you need to do in order to get the maximum result; first, you need to avoid fast food as well as junk food. Since both of them contain a lot of spices as well as food flavouring, it includes potato chips, ready-made noodle, and any other type of instant snacks. Adding more vegetables and fruits portion on your meal is also necessary, you can replace your chips and snacks with fresh fruits and a bowl of raw salad. It is not only holding back the urge of snacking but it also improves your metabolism and digestive performance.

Consistency is the key of this diet, as your personal motivation became the main factor for its success. It is possible to bring your own food if you are afraid that you might lose control when eating outside or you may ask for raw salad as a replacement of your favorite menu.

Cutting the salt in your diet is not only about reducing the body weight or to avoid obesity, but it may also give you some benefits. Cutting down the salt will reduce the cholesterol level; it is the reason why this type of diet is recommended for those who have cholesterol as well as hearth problem. It will also improve your sense of taste, as you become familiar with the natural flavors that come out from the ingredients. Those who are familiar with food flavoring need to consider taking this diet, as they are hardly able in differentiate the flavor of their meal. Besides, your body may also get bloated less often, as reducing salt help your digestive system to perform better.