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Low-sodium salt alternatives

Low-sodium salt alternatives

If you find that you or a loved one really cannot live without the taste of salt, then it may be worth using a low-sodium salt alternative.

These sodium-replacement salts taste the same as normal table salt but use potassium instead of sodium as a key ingredient. In fact, they may help to lower blood pressure because of the helpful effects of potassium.

For more, please see our How potassium helps to lower blood pressure page.

Who shouldn't use a sodium-replacement salt?

Unfortunately not everyone should use a sodium-replacement salt. If you have kidney disease, or are taking certain blood pressure medications, a large increase in potassium could be harmful. Please check with your doctor before using a sodium-replacement salt.

How to eat less salt

Practical ideas: from throwing away the salt shaker to cooking and shopping tips

Cooking with less salt

Ways to cut the white stuff out of your meals

Avoiding salt at the table

How to add flavour without adding salt, plus salt myths debunked

Shopping for low-salt foods

How to find lower-salt versions of your favourite foods

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