Ditch the sodium without sacrificing flavor.
By Reina Berger
These days, it seems like hidden salts are popping up in all kinds of unexpected foods. As it turns out, over 75% of our daily salt intake is linked to hidden salts in items like frozen meals, canned goods, and bread. Consuming too much salt can cause a spike in blood pressure, which may increase your odds of a stroke, heart attack, or kidney problems. To avoid putting a strain on your organs and stay as healthy as possible, try these seven delicious and flavorful substitutes courtesy of Dr. Jennifer Caudle, Assistant Professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Trust us, you won't even miss the salt!
If you enjoy food on the spicier side, cayenne pepper is your new best friend. Toss this spice into chili and soups to give them a fiery kick, and add it to meat dishes, roasted vegetables, and nuts as well. With so much flavor and heat, you won't even notice the missing salt.