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After my dh's triple bypass last January, we have really cut down on the sodium levels. Which really means watching your labels. During rehab, the nurses told him that any sodium level above 18% was too high, so that is a good rule of thumb and easy to follow. No processed foods or quickies like frozen meals are allowed. Luckily there are more and more foods like canned goods with "no salt added". You can also get spices like "Dash" that has no salt added. I will say that we do splurge once in a while, like going out to eat....so our lives are totally not deprived. In the long run it will be worth it, and you do get used to not eating added salt.Originally Posted by QuiltE
I'd like to add, before his surprise surgery, he had very low blood pressure, and low chlosterol. No symptons to indicate a problem. Found it during a yearly check up with his Cardiologist. Good luck, and bless you.
check out the recipes at diabetic living.com and at sparkpeople.com!
pretty much you have to learn to cook everything yourself. NO prepared foods, no heavy starches, REAL sugar (in moderation) instead of artificial sweeteners, it sounds daunting, but it is really great...OH and grow you some herbs in the kitchen/living room...nothing is better than a snip of fresh herbage on your dinner!
Thanks for the hints and help. I have never been a big user of salt so watching my sodium is not a big thing for me. And having been a diabetic for 11 years now I am pretty used to watching my sugar intake too. My husband and I have been Mrs. Dash users for about 15 years now. I am always looking for new recipes to fit our eating habits now. It is amazing what you can use to spice up a meal without using the salt shaker!!! Thanks again to all of you.