Dr Oz: Low-Sodium Salt Substitute
While discussing hidden sodium, or Salt Bombs, in the American diet, Dr Jennifer Caudle shared her Salt Eater’s Guide to Reducing the Salt in your diet. She wanted to take a minute to look closer at low-sodium salt. It sounds too good to be true, but they could actually be a great idea for those looking to still benefit from the flavor of added salt, without all the harmful side effects. Essentially, low-sodium salt lowers the amount of sodium you use while adding more potassium. The best option, of course, is to eliminate salt all-together, but this could be a great idea for some.
Dr Oz: Low-Salt Salt with Potassium
Of course, first talk to your doctor to be sure it’s okay for you to intake more potassium because for those with heart problems or kidney problems, high levels of potassium could be dangerous. But Dr. Oz has even better Salt Substitutes like smoked paprika (for smoky lovers), cayenne pepper (for spicy lovers) and an out-of-this world Italian Lemon Gremolata Recipe (for acidic lovers), on the next page…
Dr Oz: Smoked Paprika Salt Substitute
Dr Oz challenged Dr Michael Roizen, the Chief Wellness Officer and Chair Wellness Institute for the Cleveland Clinic, explained that the key to replacing salt is to focus on three flavor profiles. According to Kristin Kirkpatrick, author of “Skinny Liver,” the first flavor profile is smoke. Smoke adds a depth of flavor and you can add it easily by using smoked paprika.
Dr Oz: Cayenne Pepper Salt Substitute
Second is spicy. Spicy foods overwhelm the palate so you’re not looking for extra flavor you would normally get from salt. Just a little cayenne pepper goes a long way. Third, try adding lemon juice and lemon zest mixed with chopped fresh parsley and garlic cloves, known as Lemon Gremolata, for a flavor profile that will give you the taste joys you need to forget about salt entirely.
Dr Oz added each of them to popcorn to see if they would provide the flavor boost a salt lover would enjoy.
Dr Oz: Italian Lemon Gremolata Recipe
The full recipe is as follows:
- Lemon Zest (from one whole lemon)
- 1/4 Cup Parsley, chopped
- 3 Cloves Garlic, finely minced
Mix the ingredients together and use it on everything from fish to popcorn, and everything in between!
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