Vintage Park Assisted Living, LLC
800.876.3144
Vintage Park Assisted Living Communities provides quality care and services for an all-inclusive price. Eighteen award winning communities to choose from in Kansas.

Tips for Curbing Your Salt Intake for Lower Blood Pressure

Lowering blood pressure levels is a priority for many seniors. Doing so can help reduce your risk of life-threatening problems, such as stroke and heart attack. If you live in an assisted living location, consider asking the chef about low-sodium food choices. You could also choose to make good use of your private kitchenette; preparing meals yourself allows you to carefully control the ingredients. Whenever possible, choose fresh ingredients. Prepackaged items are often high in sodium. When you do choose prepackaged items, look for a low-sodium label.

Instead of adding table salt to flavor your meals, choose herbs and spices. Read these labels carefully; however, since some spice mixes can be high in sodium. In fact, it’s a good idea to routinely check the labels of every food item you buy. There are plenty of high-sodium items that you might not expect to contain a lot of salt, such as sandwich bread, deli meats and cheeses, and salad dressings.

Vintage Park Assisted Living Communities offers gracious living options within our 18 award-winning assisted living communities in Kansas. Call 1-800-876-3144 to ask us about our assisted living services and amenities, including our diabetes management program, beautiful dining rooms with healthy meal options, and fitness areas.

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14430 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66223