All Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients know the struggle of keeping their salt and sodium intake low to avoid the dire side-effects. Although sodium is the most abundant element on earth and is essential for the body to conduct necessary functions, it is harmful to Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients because it may cause fluid build-up in a patient's tissues and bloodstream which may directly lead to discomfort, Edema (swelling), shortness of breath and even Heart Failure.
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Still, it is hard for many Chronic Kidney Disease patients as well as those with Dialysis to eliminate salt from their diets because their meals are "flavorless" and "bland." However, contrary to common belief, properly prepared salt-free meals should also include seasonings with no salt that are healthier as well as add flavor, zest, and terrific taste to their dishes. "In fact, you'll discover that a good low salt diet is not only healthier for your heart, but can also be some of the best food you've ever tasted," said SpicesInc.com.
Due to the fact that most seasonings which advertise "Salt Substitute" are higher in potassium and can be more harmful than salt itself for many Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients, individuals with salt restrictions often find it difficult to remove salt based seasonings from their diet. However, the National Kidney Foundation suggested that there are "a large selection of salt-free seasonings available if you take the time to look."
Mrs. Dash, for instance, comes in a variety of flavors including chicken, beef, and spicy, but it is not the only option. Consider Barbecue Grilling Spices & Rubs, Cajun Creole spices such as Savory Cajun Seasoning (click here), Chinese Five Spices, Fajita Seasoning, Fresh Garlic, Fresh Italian Seasoning, Pepper, Paprika, Poultry Seasoning, Stir Fry Ginger, Szechwan Seasoning, and Thai Seasoning.
Also, learn which spices best complement specific foods. For example, Basil has been shown to go best with lamb, fish, eggs, and vegetables. For more spice blend recommendations, complete the below form. Also, share your favorite salt free seasonings as well as with which foods they go best. Click here to join the conversation on the KidneyBuzz.com Facebook Fan Page with the over 17,200 Friends. For more Daily News, Information, Inspiration, Tailored Meals, and a Select List of Products and Services, visit KidneyBuzz.com every day! Moreover, Like KidneyBuzz.com on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter so that you do not miss a thing.
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