(HealthDay News) -- High-sodium foods can contribute to high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for stroke and heart attack. The issue is compounded for people with diabetes, who are already at greater risk of heart attack and stroke.
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The American Diabetes Association suggests these healthier choices that can help you cut down on salt:
- Choose fresh fruits and fresh vegetables over packaged offerings.
- Opt for dried versions of legumes, beans and peas instead of canned varieties.
- Look for whole-grain foods that aren't packed with sodium, including whole-grain barley, popcorn, brown and wild rice and quinoa.
- Choose seeds and nuts that aren't salted.
-- Diana Kohnle
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