Taking less salt bring enormous benefits to one's health. Here's a guide on shopping and preparing food, still flavorful but with less salt.
What can be used to add flavors and cut down salt.
Bay leaf (laurel), onion, and spring onion (dahon ng sibuyas)
Garlic, tamarind (sampalok), kamias
Garlic, mushrooms tanglad, oregano, and curry
Sodium is found in many types of food, but it is especially available in high amounts in processed food, canned goods, instant and ready-to-eat meals, chips and other snacks.
To help you in your grocery shopping, pay close attention to the food labels and compare nutrients found in the products.
Percent Daily Value (PDV)
Based on a 2,000-calorie diet for adults, the PDV is a guide to nutrients in one serving of food. For example, sodium is listed with 5%. That means 1 serving provides 5% of the sodium you need each day.