Today is Less Salt More Herbs Day!
Salt is typically used to season food. Today’s a great day to reduce the quantity of salt in your diet if you are trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Using herbs you can discover other tastes and adopt a new way of cooking.
The consumption of salt has been linked to heart disease and high blood pressure, and as little as two teaspoons a day may increase a person’s risk of stroke.
If you are keeping track of your daily sodium in take sodium is hidden in foods that would surprise you. Sodium is a good thing in moderation. To keep an accurate daily record check the list.
You can make your own herbal blend to use as a salt substitute by combining specific herbs and seasonings that you prefer. Some that work well are cayenne pepper, garlic powder, sage, thyme, oregano, basil, onion powder and black pepper. Experiment with different combinations in varying amounts until you find one that works well for you. Keep in mind that many herbs are also believed to be helpful in fighting cancer.
In a study of over 2,600 people, those who got more than 4,000 milligrams of sodium a day were about two-and-one-half times more likely to have a stroke than those who got less than 1,500 milligrams a day.
One teaspoon of salt contains 2,300 milligrams of sodium.
Quick guide for herb use while cooking:
Fish: Anise, cilantro, coriander, dill, fennel, Parsley, sage and thyme.
Chicken: Anise, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Vegetables: basil, chives, dill, fennel, rosemary, oregano and parsley.
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