Senior Salt Intake Management_Salinity Meter

The Senior’s Change in Taste_Before using salinity meter

As I’ve matured, I’ve noticed a gradual shift in my taste preferences, which has presented challenges in seasoning my dishes.

With age, I often experience a decline in my taste sensitivity.

This results in a diminished ability to detect subtle flavors, especially when it comes to sweet and salty tastes.

As a result, I find myself adding more salt or sugar to the food to enhance the taste.

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Salt_Soonie needs a salinity meter

The Reason for a decline in taste sensitivity

The number of taste buds naturally decreases with age. Taste buds are responsible for detecting various flavors, and a decrease in their numbers can lead to a less vibrant taste experience.

This reduction can affect the perception of all taste qualities, including sweet, salty, sour, and bitter.

High blood pressure_Motivation to use salinity meter

I have high blood pressure.

In the previous post, I introduced that I am taking onion juice and silkworm powder to control blood pressure.

Above all, salt control is the most basic lifestyle for managing high blood pressure.


Relationship between high blood pressure (hypertension) and salt (sodium) intake_the necessity of using salinity meter

Salt(Sodium) is an essential electrolyte that plays a crucial role in regulating the balance of fluids in the body.

But when you eat a lot of salt(sodium), your body holds onto extra water to balance out the extra salt in your blood. This extra fluid makes your heart work harder to push it through your blood vessels, which can raise your blood pressure.

And high salt levels can make your blood vessels (the tubes that carry blood) less bendy and more rigid. When your arteries can’t stretch and squeeze as well, it makes your blood pressure go higher because there’s more pressure on the walls of the vessels.

Moreover when you eat a lot of salt, your kidneys might need to put in extra effort to get rid of all the extra sodium. This extra work over time can cause problems with your kidneys and make high blood pressure more likely.


The salinity meter

I bought a salinity meter to control the salt properly when cooking. The price is about 10$.

photo of the salinity meter
The salinity meter

The right amount of salt for seniors, as measured by a salt meter, depends on their unique health and dietary needs.

Most seniors should try to keep their daily salt intake below 2,300 milligrams (mg).

However, if they have conditions like high blood pressure, heart issues, or kidney problems, their healthcare provider may suggest even less salt, like 1,500 mg or less.


Proper Salt(Sodium) level_Salinity meter

My salinity meter tells me that it’s low salt when it’s 0.3~0.5%, normal when it’s 0.7~1.1%, and high salt when it’s over 1.1%.

Now I plan to manage my health by using this machine when I cook.

Try manage your health by control salt intake!

photo_Soonie using the salinity meter
Using the salinity meter
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