Lemons can add a more salty flavor to a low sodium diet

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.