Health Tip: Diabetics, Avoid Too Much Salt03/29/12
(HealthDay News) -- High-sodium foods can contribute to high
blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for stroke and heart
attack. The issue is compounded for people with diabetes, who are
already at greater risk of heart attack and stroke.
The American Diabetes Association suggests these healthier
choices that can help you cut down on salt:
- Choose fresh fruits and fresh vegetables over packaged
- Opt for dried versions of legumes, beans and peas instead of
- Look for whole-grain foods that aren't packed with sodium,
including whole-grain barley, popcorn, brown and wild rice and
- Choose seeds and nuts that aren't salted.
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