What can I use as a healthy salt substitute?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Invest in an herb grinder and grind dry or fresh herbs to create a tasty salt substitute. When buying dry herbs, just make sure there’s no added salt in the mixture. Herbs are a great way to replace the flavor of salt while also protecting your bones. You’ll also decrease your blood pressure and your risk of stroke and heart disease. Try Dr. Oz’s Prevention Power Pack.

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  • AAshley Koff, RD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
    Instead of using salt, season your meals with herbs, such as basil, oregano, and rosemary. These have anti-inflammatory properties, so they act like little energy optimizers in your body. Some ideas to have on hand in your kitchen:
    • Fresh lemons
    • Vinegar (balsamic, red wine, apple cider, etc.)
    • Mustard
    • Chiles
    • Pepper
    • Garlic
    • Coarse sea salt or sesame salt
    • A collection of fresh or dried herbs (e.g., basil, thyme, oregano, rosemary)
    Look out for canned and packaged foods; they often contain way too much salt. Rather than using salt, cook with high-sodium (but natural) foods such as beets and their greens, kelp powder and other seaweeds, celery, chard, parsley, spinach, and kale.
  • AVandana R. Sheth, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    Fresh or dried herbs, spices and citrus juices make healthy and flavorful substitutes for salt.
  • AMike Dow, PsyD, Addiction Medicine, answered
    Dr. Mike Dow - What can I use as a healthy salt substitute?
    Psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow suggests several seasonsings that can be used as healthy salt substitutes. Watch Dr. Mike Dow's video for information on addiction, food disorders and relationships.
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