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Be Fit Fit! : How to get the flavor without using too much salt?

Magdalena Romanska

Magdalena Romanska

Excessive sodium (salt) intake is blamed for high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, water retention, and it contributes to the weight gain.

We can make our foods yummy and full of flavor even while not using any added salt at all.

First, let's appreciate the natural flavors of the food fares we eat.

Second, if it is not enough and your taste buds crave more, consider adding pepper, fresh herbs (such as basil, parsley, cilantro, rosemary, tarragon, oregano, thyme, mint, etc.), or, in case the fresh ones are not available, try dried herbs (such as curry or cumin).

Third, you might want to consider healthy and full of flavor garlic or even shallots!

I, personally, always steer away from the commercially-prepared BBQ or "herb" mixes. You never really know what do they contain and, in most cases, the first and main ingredient listed is. the salt we are trying to avoid!

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