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Reducing Sodium

Red SaltWhether you use white iodized table salt or pink Himalayan salt, start with a gradual reduction.  If you reduce the amount gradually, you will slowly adjust to the less salty flavor.

Drain liquid from canned vegetables and rinse with water.

Salt may be omitted or reduced in many recipes.  For example:  omit added salt when boiling potatoes or pasta.  However do not omit the salt in yeast breads because it helps control the rising action of yeast. 

Choose fresh or low-sodium versions of products.  For example, choose low-sodium soups, broths, soy sauce, canned vegetables and tomato products.

Rely on herbs and spices rather than salt for flavor.  Use garlic or onion powder instead of garlic or onion salt. 

Try fruit juice, water or wine as a cooking liquid instead of broth or bouillon.

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