Traditional Snacks Can Be Low Sodium Here Are A Few Options

Traditional Snacks and Low Sodium: There are unsalted versions available of the most common snack foods. Look for unsalted potato chips, unsalted corn chips, popcorn without salt, unsalted nuts, no salt added nut butters, low or no sodium crackers. Taro root chips or banana chips are good. Many of these snacks are baked or dehydrated… Read more »

Happy 4th of July, Barbecue Sauce Recipe & Liquid Smoke

Wishing you all a Happy and Safe 4th of July. I really love fireworks, so we will watch them tonight. Barbecue is especially popular today and July is National Grilling Month. Typical barbecue sauce can be quite salty (high in sodium). Below is a link for my Barbecue Sauce Recipe in the cookbook. It can… Read more »

No Salt Added Tuna

Crown Prince was one of the first cans of no salt added I found and it is good. Here is some helpful information about tuna and mercury. Light tunas (skipjack and tongol) typically have lower levels of mercury than white tunas (albacore and yellowfin). The “light” labeling isn’t always 100% accurate about this. Try to… Read more »

3 Tips that can help a Low Sodium Diet

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… Read more »

How Salt and Sodium Impacts Humans

If you don’t take in enough sodium on a regular basis, it could cause problems for your body. Sodium plays a very important role in the human body as it’s responsible for helping control nerve impulses, allowing muscles to contract and relax, and keeping water and minerals balanced. But you don’t want to take in… Read more »

Tips for Storing Your Spices

By selecting the right seasonings and spices for your kitchen, you can make sure that you’re able to add more flavor to the meals that you cook. But when you introduce new seasonings and spices into your home, you should always do your part to store them properly. This will ensure that they’re effective when… Read more »

Even If You Avoid the Shaker, You May Be Intaking Too Much Salt

Did your doctor just suggest that you should consider cutting salt out of your diet? If so, your first inclination might be to throw your salt shaker away. You might be under the impression that doing that alone will stop you from taking in more salt than you should. However, often times, cutting out salt… Read more »

How to Season Food Without Salt

When you’re cooking a meal and trying to add some flavor to it, salt is probably one of the first things you reach for. But eating too much salt day in and day out can be very bad for your health. It’s why you should make every effort to season your meals without salt whenever… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Fresh Garlic?

People have been using garlic for medicinal purposes for thousands of years now. There is evidence that suggests that the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all found ways to utilize garlic. More recently, scientists have discovered that garlic contains sulfur compounds in it that can keep people healthy. Check out some of the benefits of… Read more »

An Overview of Sodium in Spices

Most people know there is sodium contained in salt. That sodium can lead to health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke if you take in too much of it every day. Nevertheless, what people don’t always realize is that there is sodium contained in many other spices, too. Check out some of… Read more »

Ways to Add Flavor to Your Food Without Using Salt

Do you have high blood pressure? If so, it could be because you’re taking in way too much salt. While guidelines suggest Americans take in less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium (another name for salt) per day as part of a healthy diet, guess how much the average American consumes? If you guessed 3,400 milligrams… Read more »

How Does Sodium Affect Your Body?

One of main reasons people visit the Benson’s Gourmet Seasonings website is because they’re looking to enhance the flavor of their food without salt, aka sodium. Usually, they’ve been told by their doctor that they MUST cut down on their salt/sodium intake because it’s causing all sorts of health problems. The Effects of Sodium on… Read more »

Reasons to Reduce Your Sodium Intake

Do you have high blood pressure? There are a wide range of variables that can cause it. Nevertheless, one of the most common causes of high blood pressure is taking in too much salt day in and day out. By cutting back on the amount of salt that you eat, you can bring your blood… Read more »

How to Manage a No-Salt Diet

Did your doctor just tell you you need to go on a no-salt diet right away? Alternatively, have you decided you want to try a no-salt diet to see what effect it has on your health? It can be challenging putting together delicious meals that don’t have any salt in them, but it is possible… Read more »

How Much is Too Much Salt?

The average person doesn’t spend a whole lot of time figuring out how much salt they’re consuming on a daily basis. However, if you care about your health, you should make it a point to keep a close eye on how much sodium is sneaking its way into your diet everyday. You could prevent a… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Salt Substitutes?

Studies have shown that about 90 percent of Americans consume entirely too much salt as part of their diets. This can lead to them developing high blood pressure and put them at an increased risk for stroke and heart attack. If you suspect that you use too much salt, consider using salt substitutes instead. Here… Read more »

Do You Know What Organic Means?

The word organic has nothing to do with salt or sodium but it is something we all should know about. It is about healthier choices. According to Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce… Read more »

Maximize The Use of Seasonings, Herbs and Spices For A More Flavorful Healthy 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. Learn more click here:

I am anti-salt in seasonings because the more seasoning you add, the more salt you are adding.

It’s not that I am so anti-salt. Salt can have its place. I am, however, anti-salt in seasonings because the more seasoning you add, the more salt you are adding. Usually, salt is listed as the first ingredient often followed by sugar because the sugar will help it not taste so salty. You lose control… Read more »

Salt is just a habit, after a while without it you will start to taste the food not just the salt

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,… Read more »