There’s no avoiding the fact that we consume too much sodium. Despite knowing the health benefits inherent to a lower sodium intake, successfully decreasing the amount of sodium in our diet can be quite difficult given the prevalence of high-sodium foods that exist all around us.
For some of us, taking on a low-sodium lifestyle is a choice, while for others it is a necessity due to an underlying medical condition. To assist us in reducing our sodium we can find a wealth of cookbooks on the market that provide low-sodium recipe options. But cookbooks don’t help us understand sodium. They don’t tell us why sodium is needed in our body, or why too much is problematic. And they don’t teach us how to reduce sodium in our diet.
Living Low-Sodium was written to address these issues and serve as a comprehensive resource for individuals who have decided to take on a low-sodium lifestyle. It is written by a scientist and educator who understands the science of sodium but who also wants to explain the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of sodium’s interaction with our body. Furthermore, it is written by someone who has successfully navigated his own low-sodium journey for nearly a decade.
With this book, you will learn:
- What sodium is
- How sodium is utilized by our body
- What medical conditions are affected by sodium
- Sodium’s role in the food industry, including why sodium is a part of so many foods and recipes
- How to recognize the sodium content of food items
How to easily reduce sodium in your own diet