Salt is an organic compound that is not absorbed by the human body. It gets stored in the blood, tissues and especially joints, hence such ailments as high blood pressure and arthritis develop.
And it doesn’t matter if you use Sea Salt, Celtic Salt, Kosher Salt, Pink Himalayan or any other kind of salt.
But, all the above-mentioned salts in the pure form ARE much better compared to the conventional salt packed with carcinogenic anti-caking substances and other harmful additives.
So here are a few tips on how to replace salt in our daily lives:
- Celery Juice is naturally super salty – add it to your dishes
- Marinade Diced Cucumber in Lime Juice for a couple of days in the fridge and add to your dishes
- Use Seaweed instead. Popular and easily accessible kinds are nori, wakame, kombu/kelp, sea palm. Always read the labels to make sure it is pure seaweed, without salt and other additives. (Also see our post on Seaweed)
- Use a lot of fresh Dill and Cilantro in your dishes. Make sure to include the stalks that are the saltiest part of the plants.
- Use any other fresh herbs you like to enhance flavor. The more pronounced the flavor, the less you will feel the need for salt. Parsley, rosemary, basil, oregano, chives, thyme, mint, marjoram, sage are all great for this.
- Dried herbs can also be a great substitute. Use at least 1 teaspoon of dried herbs per each pinch of salt you would normally use. If using dried lavender only use a little bit.
- Use spices to boost flavor. Cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, allspice, cumin, coriander, fennel – the list of options is very long.
- Spicy heat-inducing aromatics such as black and white pepper powder, fresh ginger, horseradish, garlic, onion and turmeric help make your food very appealing to the taste buds.
Have leftover salt?
If you still do have salt in your cupboard that you feel bad about throwing out, use it for cleaning and scrubbing, it works great that way.
Or combine it with turmeric and neem powder for a simple homemade tooth powder to use instead of chemicals-packed conventional toothpaste.