NoSalt, Real Salt, Tamari, or None at All?
When it comes to salt, we have a lot of choices. Here are some salts that I have tried… in fact, most of these are in the kitchen right now!
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When I discovered that my blood pressure was somewhat higher than ideal, a good friend who is a doctor told me to switch to NoSalt because it isn’t sodium chloride like we normally think of salt as being. Instead it is mainly potassium chloride and doesn’t affect blood pressure without the sodium.
It happened that we were about to do our monthly shopping at the big chain store that has a senior discount on the first Wednesdays. (We call it “geezer day.”) So I went looking for NoSalt there. They had some other salt substitutes but not that one. So I bought some at Amazon, which is where the links take you. Reading some reviews, I found that people raved about and some people had been using it for decades. I got some and we have been using it a lot ever since. I did notice that the grains are smaller than you’d expect, so it’s easy to shake too much out. So I took a glass salt shaker I’ve had for years and put some masking tape on the inside of the shaker so less would come out. Problem solved!
Before that, Real Salt was my favorite salt. It’s still my favorite for flavor, and I like that it is mined in Utah so doesn’t travel as far some other exotic salts. When my blood pressure hits normal, I’ll go back to this one.
I love tamari and there are some things that we cook that really require it. I just go easier on it than I used to. I often get the gluten-free tamari since you never know who may come by for a meal who avoids gluten! I buy this at the local food coop, not wanting to risk spilled tamari in the same box as other things.
None at All
I’m working on it. This is the healthiest I expect!