What Salt Cravings?
Are you one of those people who puts salt on simply everything you eat?
Do you add it to every single recipe you are making?
When baking, do you always add what the recommended amount is to the recipe?
Are you a salt addict?
Many of us need that flavor to enhance our meals. But do we really need salt or just a nice spice to balance out the flavor?
Me – I would prefer a nice wholesome spice to add to my recipes. Yes, salt is sometimes essential to baking recipes – but sometimes you can just leave it out.
Salt added to meals – is not necessary, so you can definitely leave it out.
Have you tried the whole spice spectrum of flavors yet? There are so many healthier alternatives out there – the list goes on and on and on.
Make up your own spice mixtures. Be a scientist and combine flavors to make together and add them to your meals! You will be a superhero of flavor when you serve your meals to your family and friends.
So just why is too much salt in your diet bad for you?
Too much sodium in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. It can also cause calcium losses, some of which may be pulled from bone. Most Americans consume at least 1.5 teaspoons of salt per day, or about 3400 mg of sodium, which contains far more than our bodies need.
If you have too much salt in your diet, it can make you dehydrated, and your stomach will feel it.
What are some great salt alternatives?
Here are just a few of them:
· Lemon juice or zest.
· Ground black pepper.
· Dried onion or onion powder.
· Nutritional yeast. (Great on popcorn!)
· Balsamic vinegar.
· Smoked paprika.
· Red pepper Flakes
Mixing and matching your own spices is a fantastic way to introduce new flavors to your meals to spice them up for your family and friends to try.
Give it a try!
Salt Cravings. What salt cravings?
Want some great make your own spice recipes?
Under the Family Favorites Recipes tab:
Home-Made Dressings and Seasonings
(There are lots to choose from – and home-made dressings to make too!)