Easy Steps To Reduce Salt Intake While Keeping Flavor

March 7, 2018

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If you've been told to cut down your sodium intake, aka salt, there's no need to lose flavor!  The Centers for Disease Control says 90% of Americans consume too much salt so any way to cut back is a good move.  For instance, swap out soy sauce for chili sauce.  A tablespoon of soy sauce contains 1,500mg of sodium, which is 2/3 of the suggest salt intake for an entire day! Compared to chili sauce, which contains just 0.5 grams of salt, your Asian-inspired dishes can benefit from flavor without the added sodium. Instead of deli meats, which are filled with salt, cook your own chicken and turkey breasts and slice them up for a sandwich.  However if you need to choose processed meat for convenience, look for the lower salt options available in some packaged varieties. The same goes for canned soups, which contain a lot of salt.  Create your own soups with scraps when cooking and freeze them for later.  However, as with deli meats, if you are pressed to buy canned soup, choose one with less sodium. While canned salmon is convenient and generally cheaper, it also contains 5 grams of salt per can, so opt for fresh when you can.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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