Cutting down on your sodium intake can reduce the risk that you will end up in the emergency room because of complications from heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Instead, try adding fresh and dried herbs, which can give your dishes a flavor boost without adding any salt. Use fresh cilantro, parsley and basil in soups, casseroles, and vegetable dishes. Oregano and thyme tend to have a more intense flavor when they are dried. Try making homemade spaghetti sauce to avoid the sodium in premade sauces, and shake some dried oregano and thyme on the dish for flavor.
For more helpful tips on preparing foods for a low-sodium diet, watch this video. This cooking expert explains the versatility of vinegar and lemon juice for meat and vegetable dishes, and recommends using chili peppers to add a kick to your food.
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