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Put Your Shaker on the Shelf for No Salt Week

The first week of October is National No Salt Week.

kitchenGenerally speaking, the less sodium (salt) in your diet, the better.

A decent target for salt is 2,000 mg sodium or less. Salt in excess, tends to encourage your body to retain water instead of using that water to flush toxins & waste from your system.

Excess amounts of salt adversely affects the heart and arteries, and can cause feet to swell and can even cause heart attacks.

The best idea is to limit the amount of salt during cooking, and avoid using additional salt via the salt shaker.

You can avoid use of salt entirely during cooking and food preparation by adding selected spices, and other foods that taste a bit like salt, but aren’t salt itself.

Peppery greens like nasturtium can trick you into feeling like you’ve added salt. Spicy pepper like hot paprika and cayenne are also helpful in this area.

There are many additional ingredients, like celeriac, that can be used to mask the desire for salt.

Sometimes, just completely eliminating salt from your diet for every other week can assist in weaning your desire for salty food.

So, just put your salt shaker up on the shelf for No Salt Week!

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Ingrid Turner from IngridTurnerToday.com, is a blogger, writer, grandmother, mother, cancer survivor and all around sparkling human being. From cooking, crafts, seniors’ issues, cancer, health, pets, gardening & the like, she entertains us in her writings.

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