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FIGHTIN4FITNESS Posts: 44
4/3/13 12:29 P

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I use a salt subsititute made by Morton salt. It tastes great! It has not after taste.

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2/13/13 6:32 P

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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.

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2/9/13 5:50 P

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Remember that veggies can be highly contaminated with sodium compounds and especially the leafy ones and cucumbers when not peeled...

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2/9/13 3:20 P

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thanks,I'll start researching, usually my sodium intake is less than 1200mg a day but just surprised when it showed up when it was only fresh foods for that meal.


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2/8/13 4:50 P

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I had a blood test last week and the Ka (potassium) result was very close to the recommended maximum so my doc advised me I shouldn't use salt substitutes containing potassium chloride...

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2/8/13 2:06 P

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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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2/7/13 11:31 A

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don't use salt but have a salt related question. Used only fresh fruits & vegetables, no salt shaker involved, no dressings or bottled foods yet my tracker is showing sodium, how

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2/6/13 8:21 P

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Do not use any salt

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2/6/13 3:48 P

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Coach Tanya, special thanks for drawing our attention to the substitutes based on potassium chloride aka "diet salt".

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2/6/13 9:55 A

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I use salt substitutes all the time and also make my own.

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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.

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2/5/13 8:31 P

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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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