Did you know that the average person consumes 3,400 mg of sodium each day, rather than the recommended 1,500-2,300 mg? About 70 percent of that comes from processed foods such as soups and frozen entrées. That’s why the best way to slash your intake is to build your meals from whole, unprocessed foods. Reducing our sodium intake could result in 11 million fewer cases of high blood pressure each year!
Next time you’re making dinner or packing your lunch and find yourself reaching for the salt, grab one of these salt-free seasoning suggestions from Cynthia Sass, author of SASS! Yourself Slim, instead!
Five Alternatives to Seasoning with Salt
- Sprinkle aged balsamic vinegar on your salads
- Mix lime or other citrus juice into your stir-fry sauce
- Stir citrus zest into dark chocolate desserts
- Add jalapenos or other hot peppers to spice up a pot of beans
- Use tea to saute and flavor veggies
Cynthia Sass’s book, SASS! Yourself Slim is available from HarperOne.