Go into any kitchen and you’re bound to see the iconic salt and pepper. They’re everywhere from restaurants to fast food joints. Since salt is everywhere, and easy to find, this can be a problem. Such a problem that 90% of Americans exceed the daily limit of salt. Too much salt raises one’s blood pressure which can lead to heart disease, like a heart attack.

So, just remove salt from your diet, piece of cake, right? Sadly, it’s easier said than done. It’s hard to erase salt from one’s diet because of the taste and flavor salt provides. You’re better off slowly reducing salt until consumption is within the daily limit of salt. A good start is to find other ways to add flavor to your foods and pair them with a little salt. 1

Lemon Juice

If you want the healthiest lemon juice, make sure it’s 100% juice. You’re better off finding a bottle that has fresh lemon juice. Along with its tangy flavor, you’ll get some potassium. Ironically, potassium happens to lower blood pressure. 2

Vinegar

There are different kinds of vinegar to choose from with, slightly different flavors. Great choices include red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and balsamic vinegar. These go beyond salad dressings and can be sprinkled on a meal. 3

Onion Powder

Out of the other options–this one is closest to salt. Beware of onion powder salt, as that’s onion powder mixed with salt. Simply sprinkle onion powder on your next bite for some added flavor. 4

Source(s):

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/sodium.htm
  2. https://www.livestrong.com/article/395545-is-juice-from-concentrate-healthy/
  3. https://www.consumerreports.org/healthy-eating/is-vinegar-good-for-you/
  4. https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=sodium-and-fluid-restriction-for-children-90-P03114