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20 Salt Substitutes to Reduce Blood Pressure

Too much salt may lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. Sodium causes your body to lose calcium pulled from your bones. Salt substitutes are a great way to lower your sodium consumption.

Using them in place of salt could help reduce your blood pressure and prevent other heart-related diseases. The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend eating less than 2,300 mg of sodium daily. This amount is about one teaspoon of salt. However, most Americans consume as much as one and a half teaspoons of salt daily. Foods with a lot of salt include these: ADVERTISEMENT You should look for these symptoms if you’re overeating salt.  ADVERTISEMENT Here are twenty different salt substitutes to help you cut back on your salt intake.Lemon juice can perk up any dish.

The acidic flavor of lemon juice is so delicious that you may not even notice the swap. Squeeze lemon juice in your brown rice, salads, soups, and stews. Use the zest in mashed potatoes, roasted veggies, and grilled meats. Nutritional yeast is a popular salt substitute.

It has a cheesy flavor that tastes great in baking, casseroles, and meats. Sprinkle it on popcorn, salads, or oven-roasted vegetables. Besides its salt-replacing flavor, nutritional yeast contains healthful B vitamins, which boost your mood.

So nutritional yeast is a good start if you want a healthy sodium replacement.  ADVERTISEMENT Any sea veggies, such as seaweed, kelp, or algae, can work as a salt substitute. These dried flakes have a brine flavor and 96% less sodium than regular salt. Seaweed flakes are a good source of nutrition, such asSea veggie flakes aren’t everyone’s favorite.

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