Sorry if this is way too late to add to the discussion. My best salt substitute has consistently been lime juice or TrueLime. I started just adding it to broccoli, and branched out from there. If you don't overdo it, it doesn't taste citrusy per se, just more bright and vivid, which is what I think salt does for me.
For some people, watching salt doesn't help with HBP, but I know I am one person that it does. I was able to delay taking meds for a few years just by watching salt. It's harder for me now, because of trying to lose weight, because I am watching so many different things. Not eating as much fat and sugar makes me notice how bland food can be sometimes, so I crave the salt. Out comes my lime bottle.
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.
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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.
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."
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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