I have been vegan for awhile, but as I have started trying for "superhero" status, I have noticed with all the shoyu, miso and sea vegetables, I am feeling really oversalted. And yesterday my blood pressure was a little elevated. Could too much salt be the issue? How can I avoid this?
To replace Shoyu I like to use Braggs Liquid Aminos. No table salts are added as it uses the natural salt content of the ingredients. If you don't want the straight pour-it-out version they have a spray also. Here's a link to it that lists the aminos and nutritional info: http://bragg.com/products/la.html?gclid=CKqX8sX7xJ4CFRifnAod4nSLqA You can reduce it even more by dilluting with water. It's great with less than 200 on the salt whereas most shoyu or soy sauces run anywhere from 300-3000. I like mixing a little Liquid Aminos with some flax seed oil for a salad dressing. If eating Miso it's mainly once a week if that. You may also want to try changing the kind of Miso you're using. If you're using the paste then typically the darker the paste the higher the sodium. Stay away from the Instant Miso Soup packs though. Hope this helps.
Join the Discussion!
Login or create an account on The Kind Life today and you'll be able to leave comments, share photos and videos with friends, and participate in community events!