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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the daily intake of sodium is 3,436 mg per day. It is recommended that individuals control sodium intake to no more than 1,500 - 2,300 mg. Research shows a dose-dependent relationship between too much sodium and elevated blood pressure. A common source of extra sodium is through table salt added during food preparation or after food is cooked. One teaspoon of table salt contains about 2,300 mg of sodium. A better alternative may be switching to sea salt. Sea salt does contain sodium, averaging about 1,950 mg, but it also contains iodine, magnesium, and potassium. Potassium intake helps balance sodium's impact on blood pressure. For a light side dish that can be versatile, check out this grilled zucchini recipe from myrecipes.com. Grilled Zucchini with Sea Salt (Serves 4) grilled zucchini (Photo source www.myrecipes.com) Ingredients:
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
Preparation: Preheat grill pan over medium-high heat. Combine all ingredients in a bowl; toss well to coat. Arrange zucchini in a single layer in pan; grill 4 minutes, turning after 2 minutes. Parmigiano-Crumbed: Prepare base recipe. Chop 1 1/2 ounces ciabatta bread. Place bread and 1/2 teaspoon thyme in a food processor; pulse 10 times. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil. Add bread mixture; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Combine zucchini, bread mixture, and 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano. Calories 94; Fat 5.9g (sat 1.2g); Sodium 241mg Share a picture of your favorite sea salt side dish and tag us! #Viverant
Posted by vivadmin at 7/10/2015 5:43:00 PM
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