Is No Salt a good salt alternative?

Chris Kilham
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Without any salt in the diet, you will die, plain and simple. A small amount of salt in food is healthy and essential to stay alive. So no, No Salt is not a smart idea at all. 
Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics
No Salt substitute has 650mg potassium for 1/4 tsp and no sodium. Extra potassium can be of concern for people with kidney problems and or those taking certain medications such as potassium sparing medicines or blood pressure medicines. It is always best to check with your physician prior to using a salt substitute (potassium containing). Instead, use herbs, spices and citrus juices to flavor food.

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Dietary Supplements

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d minerals to fiber and herbal remedies, these supplements are not regulated in the same way as either food or medicine. Some of them are backed by solid research, others are folk remedies or proprietary cures. If your diet does not include enough of certain vitamins or minerals, a supplement may be a good idea. Natural treatment for conditions like constipation may be effective. But because these substances are unregulated, it is always a good idea to educate yourself about the products and to use common sense when taking them. This is even more true if you are pregnant or taking a medicine that may be affected by supplements.

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