Sodium is vital for certain functions in your body. You can’t live without it. But there’s also a lot of evidence which shows too much sodium causes high blood pressure. It’s one of the biggest contributors to heart disease and stroke, and raises your risk of developing eye problems and kidney disease.
Because salt is often hidden in the food we eat, it’s very easy to consume more sodium than our bodies actually need.
A natural alternative to salt is seaweed. It’s a great way to start cutting down your sodium intake. On average, seaweed has between 9-12% sodium compared to table salt or gourmet salt. These products contain as much as 98% sodium. But what about all that salty flavour that tastes so good?
Swapping salt for seaweed doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavour. Seaweeds naturally contain high levels of minerals, including sodium, but also potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium. These all create a salty taste and help to enhance flavour as well as add health benefits to your food.
So if you find yourself craving high-sodium foods like crisps, try seaweed instead. You’ll soon find yourself less tempted. Eating seaweed regularly decreases your desire for salty junk food because you’re getting ample amounts of complex salts instead. The high fibre content in seaweed also helps you to feel fuller for longer.
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