I have noticed that my Sodium intake is high. Now that can cause swelling and retention of fluids. It is also a culprit of High blood pressure. So now I must watch the sodium numbers on the food. Prepared food seem to be the highest, although some manufacturers are lowering the amount they use. It is harder for them since the main ingredient for preservation is salt. Their products need to remain on the shelf longer.
In order for the product to have a long shelf life salt need to be added. This makes one think that preparing their own food is more essential than thought before.
Learning how the cook is not hard. With all the online help and TV food network shows... how can one not learn. I have found a couple site that are great. If you go to the Food Network site, they have videos on how to. Recently I found a site Chef Tube TV, this site is great for video recipes. Another site is Foodwishes. Chef John is funny, but his recipes are easy to follow. I hope I have helped you in learning how to cook at home, and remember use less salt.