Low Sodium Diet

7 Salt-Free Ways to Flavor Food

Pump up your meals with sodium-free, antioxidant-rich add-ons that taste great and won’t put you at risk for heart-related health problems

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Put down the salt shaker! There are healthier ways to make food taste great without overdosing on sodium, a huge threat to heart health. Instead of using table salt or eating sodium-packed processed and packaged foods (which account for about 80 percent of the sodium we consume), try flavoring fruits, veggies and lean meats with salt-free herbs and spices. In addition to helping you cut down on your sodium intake, many of these seasonings also bring additional health benefits to the plate. Heather K. Jones, RD, author of The Salt Solution, offers some of her favorite healthy ways to punch up the flavor of any dish.

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