Generally, we consume way too much salt in our diets. In some cases, over twice the amount that we should be. So how can you keep the taste but loose the salt? Here’s one quick and easy suggestion that really works.
Salt makes things taste nice, and because it’s in so many foods we have become quite desensitised to the stuff. In fact, we need more than ever to actually taste it. You know salt increases your blood pressure, but did you know that it affects how you look too? One immediate way it has an impact is by making you bloat. For anyone hoping to close up that trouser zip, this is not helpful at all. Bloating makes you look bigger than you actually are, which is demotivating.
It’s time to cut back in order to keep our hearts and bodies in better shape. A great way to do so is with this great recipe from Health, which offers breakfast (or comfort food if you prefer) for 310 calories, with no cholesterol, piles of protein and a whopping nine grams of fibre. The bananas offer more goodnes in the potassium they hold, which also lowers blood pressure and adds to the benefit of cutting down on salt. What you need is:
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1 cup of water
1 banana, sliced
1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Preparation couldn’t be easier:
1. Combine oats and 1 cup water in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high for three minutes.
2. Top with banana slices, walnuts, and cinnamon.
Not only is this dish so good it can actually work as a comfort food too, it cuts back on salt and helps your diet by setting you off on your day completely full. With this healthy dish in your repertoire, you will find your bloating reduced, salt levels down and your diet working much more successfully. Not only that, you will be looking forward to breakfast every day!