6. Avoid salt
Eating too much salt is not good for anyone, but it’s even worse for lupus patients. Did you know that eating too much salt can raise your blood pressure and increase your risk for heart disease?
But how can you avoid salt, especially when eating out? Whenever you go to a restaurant, try these tips:
- Order your sauces on the side. They are usually high in sodium and if you don’t have them on your dish, you can control the amount you consume.
- Ask for your entrée to be cooked without added salt.
Even though it may seem like it, reducing your salt intake doesn’t mean you have to eat food with no flavor. You can actually substitute salt with other spices to make your food delicious and full of flavor. Use spices like herbs, pepper, curry powder, or try to use lemon and turmeric to give your food a great taste.
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