How to boost flavor without using salt

We all want our food to taste delicious.  Unfortunately we often add flavor with salt, leading to a slew of health issues. 

Minimizing sodium is a good health move.  Here are 15 ways to add flavor to your food without using excess salt.  Many of these also have other incredible health benefits! 

  1. Garlic - powder or fresh, which also helps lower blood pressure and “bad” cholesterol
  2. Onion - powder or fresh, which also includes an antioxidant that can reduce plaque buildup in your arteries
  3. Cayenne pepper, which may also help you burn a few extra calories
  4. Ginger, which also has multiple health benefits for pregnant women
  5. Lemon/lime juice or zest, which adds a wonderful splash of vitamin C to your meal
  6. Balsamic vinegar, which has been found to normalize blood pressure
  7. Apple cider vinegar, which may also help prevent diabetes
  8. Herbs de Provence, these include oregano, rosemary, thyme, fennel, tarragon, bay leaf, and summer savory, and each has their own health benefits
  9. Za'atar, this is a combination of sumac, toasted sesame seeds, thyme, oregano, cumin, and marjoram, each has their own health beneifts)
  10. Oregano, which contains antioxidants
  11. Basil, which includes vitamin K for healthy bones
  12. Cilantro – fresh or dried, which also contains vitamin K
  13. Coriander, the seed of Cilantro, with similar health benefits
  14. Rosemary, which can help reduce the carcinogenic compounds in grilled meat
  15. Nutritional yeast, which contains a huge variety of nutrients like protein, fiber, zinc, selenium, potassium, and B-12

Add these herbs, spices, and ingredients to your meals for wonderful, sodium-free flavor!

We hope this article takes you to greater health.

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