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Fitness Minutes: (14,026) Posts: 125 9/9/12 10:41 P
If your looking for something that tastes like salt but isn't... I'm afraid you need to give up. You will get used to not salting or adding salt to your food. Sea salt and kosher salt are just salt. The sodium is the same. The iodized salt is arguably better for you, because of the iodine. One way to reduce salt intake is to rinse caned vegetables. I can't taste the salt in them anyway, so rinse them and add a little when you eat. Rinsing does not remove all of the salt from canned vegetables, but it removes a lot. About 40%is what most experts say. I'm sure it depends on the vegetable in question.
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Hi, like you I find the salt substitutes practically disabling. I am one of those "put salt on the food before you even taste it" kinda guys. I did graduate to sea salt which they say is better for you than the iodized stuff. I have a hard time finding kosher salt in my area...not sure why. Maybe I am looking in the wrong places. In any event, I have taken a liking to the Mrs. Dash products. It may be the fact that it is coming out of a shaker...lol but it does seem to satisfy my salt cravings and the need to pre salt everything. don't know if you have tried it but if not it's relatively inexpensive and it comes in many "flavors". It has been working for me...good luck!! Walt
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Fitness Minutes: (14,026) Posts: 125 9/9/12 3:57 P
Sorry if this question has been asked before but I searched the forums and wasn't able to find anything.
Hi I'm new to SP and this is my first post in the HBP group, but I was hoping this group would be best equipped to answer this question.
I've been doing pretty good with sticking to the diet and exercising. But salt is by far the thing I miss most. And I've discovered that eating salt in my food isnt going to allow me to stay within my sodium intake requirements for the day. So I'm in search of a decent salt substitute.
I've tried "No Salt" and that stuff is awful. It actually made my mouth burn. That was $5.99 that went directly into the trash.
I'm hoping to find one that's decent without having to buy every single one on the market, and try each of them one at a time.
So my question is, have you found a salt substitute you like? If so what is it?
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