My dad has high blood pressure, so to limit the sodium in your diet. My friends do not recommend tasting MSG in the food my dad for MSG significant sodium, but without tasting MSG, my dad appetite. So how should I do?
Thu Trang, Dong Da, Hanoi, Vietnam
Currently, the percentage of patients with hypertension in our country is increasing and the focus on nutrition for patients with high blood pressure is so much interest. As recommended by the World Health Organization, the high blood pressure should not use more than 6g of salt corresponding to approximately 2.4 g of sodium per day. MSG is monosodium glutamate scientific name, this is the spices were health and medical organizations in the world recognized as safe. Component of MSG has a certain amount of sodium, but sodium in glutamate only about 1/3 of the sodium salt. Also, when tasting the food, we usually only use a small amount of fresh than salt.
Furthermore the study found MSG seasoning in dishes helps delicious than that of the salt wedge at the same time less. At this time, the total amount of sodium in foods will be smaller than just using salt.
Thus, you can still use MSG in your cooking dad. The combination of spices, including MSG properly will bring delicious dishes while maintaining the health of your father in particular and the elderly in general.
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