Monday, June 7, 2010

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Reduce Sodium Intake
I like my soul food and the way Mom cooked the food is was high in sodium. How can I have my soul food and eat it too?
If you suffer with high blood pressure you need to watch you salt or sodium intake. 2400 mg of sodium or less is the amount that should be taken daily. ¼ teaspoon of salt is equal to 450 mg, 8 ounces of whole milk has 120 mg, and an ounce of processed American cheese is 400. However, read the labels of the product you buying. Label reading is the best way to control your intake.
Substitution of powder instead of salt for onion or garlic will reduce your sodium intake. An increase in using herbs and spices will elevate the flavor in your recipes.

½ cup yellow cornmeal
¼ cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¾ cups nonfat milk
½ cup egg substitute
½ tbsp canola oil

Heat the oven 425 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add the milk, egg substitute, and oil to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
Pour the batter into a nonstick pan and bake for 30 minutes.

Sodium intake 315 mg.

Sandra Vaughan, Editor

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