If a recipe calls for salt, I usually use half or don't add it at all. I haven't tried any of the "salt substitutes" except for seasoning mixes. I have read though that the salt subs are a way to get more potassium into your diet if you are always deficit.
LUNAWILL..........there is "natural sodium" in fruit and vegetables. I was advised by doctor to cut down on tomatoes which are high in sodium. I recently learned that "kale" is high in sodium also. You may have to do some research on the veggies and fruit you eat to learn the sodium content.
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Salt substitutes that are simply herb blends are a great option for seasoning without salt. However, caution is required when it comes to labeled "salt substitutes" since many of those are potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride and these should NOT be used unless approved by your medical provider.
Also, here is an article with herb ideas specific for each food that also might be helpful.
Do you use salt substitutes to reduce the amount of sodium in your diet? I love salt, but I'm trying to limit my intake now... just cutting way back on the salty snack foods as part of cutting calories and eating healthier in general has made a huge difference, and I've been also cutting back on the use of the salt shaker and on what I put into cooked foods, as well as using more pepper and using Mrs. Dash seasoning to add a bit of flavor. Please share YOUR suggestions with us !
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