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    Salt Substitute Recipe

    Salt Substitute Recipe

    Topic Overview

    You may help cut down on your salt (sodium) intake by using a salt substitute. To make your own salt substitute, mix the following ingredients together and put them in a shaker:

    • 0.5 tsp (2.5 g) cayenne pepper
    • 0.5 tsp (2.5 g) garlic powder
    • 1 tsp (5 g) each:
      • Basil
      • Onion powder
      • Black pepper
      • Parsley
      • Mace
      • Sage
      • Marjoram
      • Savory
      • Thyme

    Talk to your doctor before trying a salt substitute or lite salt. Most salt substitutes and lite salts are high in potassium. Too much potassium can cause problems.

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    By Healthwise Staff
    Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
    Last Revised July 12, 2012

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