Low Sodium Tomato Puree

Excess sodium increases blood pressure because it holds excess fluid in the body, and creates added burden on the heart. Too much sodium can increase your risk of heart failure or stroke, as well as osteoporosis, stomach cancer and kidney disease.

With heart disease topping the list as the leading cause of death in the U.S. everyone should be aware of sodium intake, and the excessive use of sodium in the food and drinks we consume as a culture. 

Did you know that sodium consumption should be limited to 2,300 milligrams, and that this number, which we see on nutrition labels isn’t actually a recommendation for daily allowance but a number established for a safe limit of consumption. Did you also know that the average American’s daily sodium intake is 3,400 milligrams?

Imagine driving on a highway.  The speed limit is 70 mph.  It is established as an upper limit to keep you safe. Would you drive at a speed of 170 mph on a daily basis? No, because it would be dangerous not only for you but could also have devastating affects on those you share the road with. Our bodies are the most important vehicle we travel through life in and we need to be conscientious of the fuel we consume to energize our systems.

That is why it is so important to find ways that connect with you to help change your dietary habits to improve your health.  For me, making homemade recipes allows me to control not only the flavor but the sodium intake as well. If a 28 oz. can of crushed tomato can potentially have more than 1000 mg sodium in and a single teaspoon has 2,325 mg of sodium.  How can we create flavor without extra salt? It’s all about the quality of the tomatoes and making your spice rack work for you.

Low Sodium Tomato Puree

 
 

This recipe is easy to make, freeze and store and can be easily adapted to suit your tastes by using different herbs and spices.  So have fun with it! Watch the blog for more #minfduleating recipes. 

Photo Credit: Zeus Becker

Edited By: Jennifer Lavin

Welcome Kathleen Keegan!

Having taught yoga classes and yoga teacher trainings for over 10 years, Kathleen brings amazing knowledge of anatomy and modifications to her sequencing in order to create a positive movement experience for every client, no matter the level of experience. 

Grateful to be able to share the positive benefits of yoga to all those who take her classes, Kathleen is also an avid traveler.

With her favorite destination being Jamaica, she enjoys brining the relaxed and easy going island culture to the Milwaukee yoga scene to provide an escape from the everyday grind.

Her love of yoga shines brightly through her teaching style, and if you want to start your mornings off feeling centered, energized and at peace, you will love her Morning Yoga Flow, which is now on our class schedule.

Want a Sneak Peak of one of Kathleen's Classes?

Check out our newest video below of one of Kathleen's Morning Yoga Flow Classes.  Her use of imagery will guide you through each pose and take you on a journey to peace, ligh and harmony!

So come check out Kathleen's classes! We know you'll enjoy her style as much as we do!

-The Mindful Matters Wellness Team

Mindful Matters Wellness Welcomes Kathleen Keegan As Our Newest Yoga Instructor. Register for her classes at www.mindfulmatterswellness.com/class-schedule