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...
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The first tip is using Fresh Lemons. These are so key to a salt-free diet/low sodium diet.
Always have fresh lemons around. The basic lemons like Eureka work better than the Meyer lemons here. Your tongue has trouble telling the difference between salt and sour. Lemon is Mother Nature’s sour salt. A squeeze of fresh lemon juice will brighten just about any dish, especially soup.
Salt-free soup is a challenge. Take some of your soup in a bowl and add a few drops of lemon juice. Stir, and taste. Maybe, a few more drops and taste. You will really notice the saltiness you pick up from the lemon juice. Easy though, you want the edge of saltiness, not lemon soup.
If you are have salt cravings, try a lemon wedge and suck out the juice. Follow with some water so the lemon juice doesn’t eat the enamel off your teeth. At first, you might think I am crazy, but it works. The cravings start going away. Be careful when adding lemon juice to dairy, as it can cause curdling. Click Here to learn more flavor tips
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