Use More Herbs, Less Salt in Your Recipes

Published: August 30, 2017

Using salt in recipes can be second nature to some. A little salt, a little pepper, and you’re favorite protein is seasoned and ready. But for those of you who are looking to step away from using high-sodium salt, you might want to look into some healthy herb alternatives that work just as well as salt.

Mastering herbs and spices is your next step to cooking tasty meals that are much healthier than using salt for flavor.

The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams (mgs) of salt a day and an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 mgs per day for most adults.

There are also many health benefits to a low sodium diet or cutting salt altogether. Reducing your intake of sodium, or salt, helps to reduce hypertension or high blood pressure and helps to prevent swelling of the extremities, such as your hands or legs. Reducing your salt intake may also lower your risk of heart disease.

So if you’re looking to better your health, try these salt alternatives and salt-free recipes that will have you saying, “Salt Schmalt!”

Natural Salt Alternatives

Garlic
Rosemary
Bay Leaves
Basil
Sage
Allspice
Thyme
Parsley
Paprika
Onion Powder

 

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