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If I can keep one in my cooking with hypertension, which is healthier--butter or salt?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Butter or salt

If you have hypertension you should give up salt first.
Butter is also not healthy as it is saturated fat, but it will not effect your bp, it may increase your LDL cholesterol.

In brief: Butter or salt

If you have hypertension you should give up salt first.
Butter is also not healthy as it is saturated fat, but it will not effect your bp, it may increase your LDL cholesterol.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There are options

Try using a product like losalt which is about 30% sodium and 70% potassium (which helps lower blood pressure) salt.
There are delicious varieties of olive oil to use instead of butter. Olive oil (use cold or low temp cooking) has many health benefits. Then try clarified butter, called ghee, in tiny amounts if you still want butter flavor. It never goes rancid - will keep for years outside the fridge.

In brief: There are options

Try using a product like losalt which is about 30% sodium and 70% potassium (which helps lower blood pressure) salt.
There are delicious varieties of olive oil to use instead of butter. Olive oil (use cold or low temp cooking) has many health benefits. Then try clarified butter, called ghee, in tiny amounts if you still want butter flavor. It never goes rancid - will keep for years outside the fridge.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Dr. Bettina Herbert
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Butter

Butter as clarified butter is healthier than salt.

In brief: Butter

Butter as clarified butter is healthier than salt.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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