I had always liked salty foods and have been craving for some chips early in my pregnancy.
This time, however, as I have been sacrificing my own sweet tooth, I have said goodbye to additional salt to prevent or reduce edema during my pregnancy.
But of course, this is just temporary... or better, I'd grow a taste for less salt and then I'd actually save myself from a lot of diseases that is induced by heavy salt intake.
Also, I have kept a generous amount of water intake... more than 2 liters per day excluding the cup of coffee that I get to treat myself each day.
Amazingly, in articles that I've read online which I reposted previously, this would lower edema.
I have also added a pillow more to raise my legs up during sleeping. And tried to do a minute or two of stretching and foot rotation during the unwelcomed pee breaks that interrupts my much needed sleep.
The result = significantly less swelling on my feet and toes at the moment I wake up.