Couple GrillingShaking the Salt Habit

Ways you can reduce your salt intake.

Why Do I Need to Reduce My Salt?

If you are one of the 39% of Americans who have above normal blood pressure, reducing the salt in your diet can reduce your blood pressure and decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Adjusting Your Taste Buds

The less salt you eat, the less you will want. After all, you were not born loving salty tastes. You learned it.

Taste Before You Shake

Your food may not need more salt. If you prepare foods at home, only add small amounts of salt during the preparation and take the salt shaker off the table.

Pep it Up

Chili peppers, hot pepper sauces or black pepper can add flavor without adding salt.

Add a Splash of Vinegar

Herbed, balsamic, wine or rice vinegar give flavor.

Sweeten It

Adding a touch of honey to cooked vegetables adds flavor without salt.

Change Your Shaker

Try using a spice blend on your table instead of salt. They come in a variety of different flavors.