Salt for cooking
I use Kosher or sea salt when I cook instead of regular table salt as they are low sodium alternatives.
No, chemically Kosher and sea salt are the same as table salt- 40% sodium and count the same towards total sodium consumption
Ohh ok. Then what are the low sodium alternatives that i can use?
How much sodium is needed in our diet?
As per WHO Guidelines, Sodium intake of less than or equal to 2g/day (equivalent to <5g Salt/ day) is ideal to maintain the electrolyte balance. If there are no medical conditions, you do not need to go for low sodium salts. You can use the regular salt in restricted amounts. It is suggested to stick to the regular fortified - iodised salt because iodine is an important nutrient required for adequate thyroid (metabolism) function. To reduce the sodium intake, you can eliminate the use of excess salt over salads and meals. Use minimum amount of salt in the meals and avoid any packaged foods as these contain substantial amount of sodium.
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