Adding More Herbs and Less Salt to Your Diet
Benovates Expert Blogger
More Herbs, Less Salt.
We generally know what we need to do to be healthier. Exercise. Eat well. And more high-level kinds of things. But in reality, there are plenty of things we can do on a smaller scale that can have a big impact. Reducing our salt intake is one of them. And there’s no time like “More Herbs, Less Salt” Day to start making some changes.
But why less salt?
In short, reducing the amount of salt in the average American’s diet reduces cases of heart disease, stroke, and heart attacks by a lot. Like, on par with reductions in smoking, obesity and cholesterol levels. In fact, if Americans ate just a ½ teaspoon less of salt per day, it’s estimated that there would be between 54,000 and 99,000 fewer heart attacks every year.
The main culprit of our salty diet are processed foods. Salt is used for preservation and, over time, it has just become how many people expect food to taste now. But it is possible to still excite your palate even without the amount of salt to which it has become accustomed. Using more herbs is a great way to play with flavors and discover a wider, brighter world outside the salt shaker.
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