Can adding spices and herbs to food reduce salt intake?

Diet in low sodium

Diet in low sodium

Research presented at an American Heart Association meeting shows that a behavioral intervention in adults encouraging use of herbs and spices – instead of salt – on food results in a decrease in sodium consumption, compared with adults who tried reducing sodium on their own.

Reducing salt intake is particularly important for individuals with high blood pressure; a high-sodium diet is linked with this condition, which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), sodium increases blood pressure in some people by holding excess fluid in the body, thereby placing an extra burden on the heart. In our diet, salt is the main source of sodium, so limiting it can help to reduce cardiovascular risks…….Read More

Source: Medical News Today


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