From: Sally R. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
Subject: is "NoSalt" safe
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I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Some one suggested I try "Original No Salt" which is Sodium-free instead of salt. Is it a safe alternative for my use?
Below are a number of responses to the above question:
Rosie Jardina, RD (Registered Dietitian) Answer: The majority of sodium free salt products replace the sodium chloride with potassium chloride. I would talk to your doctor about your potassium levels to see... (click for entire response)
Elissa Basham, Dietetic Intern Watching your sodium intake is very important for those with high blood pressure. Using a salt substitute is one option, however you should consider several factors first. Salt substitutes such as “Original No Salt” contain potassium-chloride, instead of sodium chloride. If you have any sort of kidney problems... (click for entire response)
Hanna Newman, Nutrition Student Answer: Eliminating salt from your diet is a good start to curing your high blood pressure. “Original No Salt” is a safe alternative for you to use. Here are two easy ways you can reduce your sodium... (click for entire response)
Jackie Hempel, Master's of Nutrition & Dietetic Intern With diabetes, the vascular system, kidneys and heart are already at risk of sustaining damage. We know that too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure which can also damage these organs. Its important for people with diabetes... (click for entire response)
Mandy Seay, Dietetic Intern According to the American Diabetes Association, as many as 2 out of 3 adults with diabetes also have high blood pressure. While it may seem like the right choice to use salt substitutes, which have no sodium or salt in them, these could actually be dangerous for diabetics with kidney complications... (click for entire response)
Doretta Ho, MS, RD (Registered Dietitian) Answer: The ingredients in NoSalt Original contain no salt or sodium. Sometimes the hypertension individual may be asked to limit his/her salt and sodium in the diet. Sodium draws fluid into the blood... (click for entire response)
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