Where to begin?
Oct. 18, 2013 1:05 pm
Updated: Jul. 7, 2014 5:23 pm
I was recently told that I have High Blood Pressure, which according to some reading I have done, is more common in African Americans. I cannot control the hereditary component (several members of my family have High Blood Pressure) but I can do something
about the dietary part. This however is not going to be easy and to be honest, I am not looking forward to reshaping the way I think about food.
I am a salt lover. There. I said it. It is out there in the world and I cannot take it back. I am not ashamed to say that I reach for the salt before tasting my food. I add it to most everything because I believe it enhances the flavor of food. And
I know that I am right because it is a component that is in most processed foods. Salt is added to enhance what flavor is left over after the food item has been pulverized and reconstituted into a chicken nugget or ready to serve meat lump.
But, I have to eliminate it from my diet.
So I am on a quest to find flavorful foods, that satisfy my cravings without leaving me yearning for the good old salt shaker.
Some think that foods have to be less than delicious in order to be good for you (I'm talking to you, my dear wife) but I think it can be good tasting and good for you. So I want to find out if salt free cooking works for my family.
Oh, did I mention that I need to lose about 30 lbs. too? That is a gripe for another time.