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!
Rosemary and Thyme
The combination of rosemary and thyme is most often associated with roasted potatoes but these fragrant herbs actually lend themselves to countless other recipes. You can try this pairing on all kinds of vegetables, marinades, stews, soups, fish, lamb, and poultry. While rosemary tends to have a pine scent, thyme is more sweet and minty, so you can pick and choose which to use on a given dish.