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JLEWTER11
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4/18/14 2:55 P

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I don't know if it's right to do or not but I use lite salt very sparingly. I season with Mrs. Dash and try not to eat so many processed foods. The food tracker on SP tracks sodium and it's amazing to me how high my sodium can be with me trying to keep it down. I bet when I ate whatever whenever it probably was between 8,000 to 10,000 mg a day. emoticon



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WENDYM29
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3/2/13 1:47 A

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Thank for all the information!! I love all the support on Spark People. It really helps me believe I will succeed this time.
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3/1/13 7:30 A

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Many salt substitutes replace sodium chloride with potassium chloride which is not advised for many medical conditions. Salt is an acquired taste so limiting its intake and avoiding the shaker for two weeks can change the addiction. This article provides some tips to break the habit.

Shakin' It Up with the Skinny on Salt
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=166


This article will help you create your own spice shaker as well as give you ideas for seasonings that work well with specific foods.

Enhance the Flavor of Your Food
Improve Taste without Calories, Fat or Sodium
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=520


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JOHANKA
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2/28/13 7:59 P

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I was told that if you are on high blood pressure pill, not to use salt substitutes. It will say that right on you pill bottle or it should. emoticon


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2/28/13 6:56 P

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I find it odd our focus on salt.....my Dad used to LOAD everything he ate with salt BEFORE tasting it.....but then he also was a smoker, and couldn't TASTE things well.....the reason I am mentioning this.....he died of OLD AGE at 89.11 mos. Not from too much salt, OR smoking.

In other words we get too crazy over things like this.

For me, cutting salt has not helped my BP at all. I don't add salt to anything, but just try to stay under 3200 a day. NOT easy to do.....don't usually use any salt subs.

MY NEW saying: (borrowed from Delila)

"If you want to do something, you'll find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse."


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RENEWNAN
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2/28/13 4:57 P

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Sorry no, but would also be grateful for suggestions. I am trying not to add any to my cooking and most things are OK but...........


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WENDYM29
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2/28/13 4:30 P

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Hi, I am a salt addict and trying to change. I use Ms. Dash a lot and I like it for cooking, but it is not the same as salt. Does anyone have a salt substitute they like? I tried No Salt and liked it, but then I read it was dangerous to take. Does anyone know why or if that is true?

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