Saturday, February 25, 2017

Salt Substitute to Limit Your Salt Intake




It is common knowledge that consuming excess salt is not healthy. I am lucky that I can eat anything I like and include extra salt on the meal (I’m a saltaholic). I always add salt to a prepared meal because it tastes good.

Trying to eat foods with low salt content can be a challenge and for many like myself, don’t want to be bothered with it or it’s higher cost. My blood pressure is still in the 120’s, not bad for my age, so paying attention to my salt intake has not been a critical issue for me. However, there are many other critical health issues related to salt intake. Please see the link to WebMD below for the full story.

I need to lose some weight, so I am changing what I eat, the serving sizes and eliminate snacking. While putting a plan together for myself I decided to reduce my table added salt intake at the same time. Now, for my cooking and baking I choose not to use a salt substitute in the meal preparations to retain the good tasting meals. Truthfully, little salt is used in home prepared foods so I need to just change the additional salt I add to the meals at the table and use a ‘salt substitute’.

So the search for a salt substitute began. I didn’t want a ‘reduced’ salt substitute but wanted to eliminate the salt altogether. I’ve noticed that buying any food that is labeled reduced salt, fat, carbs or calories, generally tastes like poop! Same is true for salt substitutes, they just don’t taste right until I tried the “Morton Salt Substitute”. This is so close to real salt that I have made the switch to it for all my table salt additions!

If you’re looking for a salt substitute try it, I think you’ll be surprised!


“FROM THE WEBMD ARCHIVES:
Most of the information on nutrition labels can help you stay healthy. Heeding one number in particular -- sodium levels -- just might save your life.
Salt, which is sodium chloride, has long been linked to high blood pressure. And high blood pressure, or hypertension, which afflicts nearly one in three Americans, is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease.
Blood pressure is the measure of the force of blood against artery walls. When it rises too high, the pressure causes damage to many organs, including heartkidneysbrain, and even eyes. By 2025, predictions suggest, 60% of Americans will have high blood pressure.
Salt isn’t the only cause of high blood pressure. Lack of exercise, poor diets, and inherited risk also contribute. “But Americans consume way too much salt, mostly in processed foods,” said University of Pennsylvania nutrition expert Lisa Hark, author of Nutrition for Life. “Cutting back on high-sodium foods is one simple way to lower your risk.””

Link to complete article:


For more Morton Salt Substitute product info here’s a link to Amazon.
You’ll notice they don’t give this substitute away, but in the long term the unknown benefits may be well worth it.


5 comments:

  1. Mike,

    If I use any salt for baking or cooking, I use Himalayan Salt. This salt provides trace minerals, and improves your hydration. It will help balance blood sugar, and reduce cramping in muscles. I buy it in bulk from https://www.mountainroseherbs.com

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  2. Thanks for the link Sandy. Interesting place.

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  3. I like NoSalt https://www.amazon.com/NoSalt-Original-Sodium-Free-Alternative-Ounce/dp/B0049IRCAA/

    I use it not to reduce my sodium intake but to increase my potassium. However, for table salt I will mix 50% NoSalt and 50% Himalayan salt.

    One important thing for preppers to keep in mind is that salt is very hard to get without modern civilization unless you live near the sea or certain deserts.

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    1. Thanks for the comment John.
      As for salt being difficult to locate and buy when needed, that could be true. So there is no reason not to store at least a 5 gallon bucket of salt because it is so cheap and easy to store without special long term storage methods or procedures.

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  4. I was curious as to the ingredients and was glad to see it is potassium chloride (potassium is an important nutrient!) also that you liked the taste. You're right, so many substitute products fail the taste test!

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