Hi Everybody, Debbie Benson here...
This is where I can tell you about what I know, what I have found out, and here I can also rant a bit.
Since I was a little girl I have been aware of sodium, both high and low levels, as you learned in my first Season-It Newsletter 3 Tips That Help A Low Sodium Diet. Starting Benson's Gourmet Seasonings has been a dream come true.
As I learn and find helpful information, tips, products, recipes, and websites, I will share the information with you here. Then, you can follow-up and do your own research and make your own, more informed decisions regarding your health, or the health of a loved one. Knowledge helps you and gives you the power to make better decisions.
It's not just about what you don't do or can't have. It's also about things you can or should do or add to your diet that can make a difference. Here we go...
It's summer. Grilling vegetables is a wonderful way to add flavor to usually plain or bland vegetables on a low sodium diet.
Seasonings are so important when cooking a healthy diet. There are ways you can bring out the flavor of seasonings, herbs, spices, and chilies. How you cook them, when you add them and how you store them all make a difference when trying to maximize flavor.
Many who must give up salt (Dr. says) find it very difficult to enjoy the food without salt. It takes time, on average (depending on how much you cheat) about 3 months for the taste buds to adjust to food without salt and know that if the food seasoned properly it can be enjoyed. Yes, enjoyed. Salt is just a habit and after a while without it or so much of it, you will start to taste the food and not just the salt.
Wishing you a Happy 4th of July. I love fireworks, so we will watch them tonight. Barbecue is popular today. Typical barbecue sauce can be quite salty (high in sodium).
Here is a link for my Barbecue Sauce Recipe in the cookbook. It can be a bit spicy with the Calypso. (You can cut back on it to make it milder) It still has a kick with Gusto but not hot.
Enjoy! Click here: http://www.BensonsGourmetSeasonings.com/Spicy-Barbecue-Sauce-Recipe
Gift Ideas For Father's Day And June Is Men's Health Month
Cooking Gifts For Easier And More Flavorful Meals Especially When Following A Low Sodium Diet
Cooking gifts would be appreciated by almost anyone that cooks, especially when on a low sodium diet.
Salt-free seasonings are the key to living with a low sodium diet. Low sodium diets do not have to be bland. You need good quality salt-free seasonings. The seasonings need to be fresh with good aroma and you need a variety of them. You will be surprised how quickly you can become tired of the same flavors day in and day out, without salt.
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