In the kitchen, it is also possible for anyone to stop using sodium based salt and use better and healthier alternatives. In many people's mindsets, salt improves the aroma, reduces bitterness and balances all the flavors in food. As much as that is true, there are better alternatives that do all the above and offer better health alternatives. Famous dietitians and chefs use the foods below as salt alternatives.
Ginger contains both a spicy and sweet taste. It can be used when searing any protein like pork, chicken, fish and beef. When combined with garlic, it doubles the flavor and health benefits as well. Ginger is known to contain anti-inflammatory compounds that bring relief and mobility for people with arthritis. During winter, it also prevents us from free damaging radicals therefore keeping the immune system strong.
Parsley is readily available in every season and it can be used to add spice and taste to almost any food type. For best results, it should not be minced. It should be dropped in food so that one gets to chew it to get the most flavor out of it. It is a very reliable source of Vitamin K which helps keep bones strong and blood clot.
When fresh, basil can be used on any almost any food type. It can be used on tomatoes, vegetables, and even grilled meat. It works best when eaten raw though it can be thrown in the pan in the last minute so that it does not lose flavor. This plant contains flavonoids (powerful antioxidants) which are very instrumental in protecting cells from damage.
Rosemary is well known for its strong flavor that works very well in sauces. It is also known for its ability to stay fresh for long. It just needs to be put in a baggie and then in the fridge. It helps in digestion and it also used as a remedy for heartburn.
Mint works great on all grain like dishes because it adds freshness. It can easily be grown indoors so it can be picked anytime it is needed. This is a superb source of vitamin C which helps the skin look healthy and the hair shiny.
This herb belongs to a category of its own. This is because it is loved and hated by people in equal measure. It is a powerful antimicrobial and it should be used soon after it is bought fresh because it does not stay fresh for long.
Though many people relate cinnamon to being sweet, it can also be used to reduce sodium when combined with low-sodium broth. It can be used to make a spicy-sweet chicken rub when combined with 1-2 teaspoonfuls of chili powder. It contains essential oils that have antimicrobial and inflammatory qualities. It is well known for reducing stomach emptying which on the other hand, reduces the rise in blood sugar after a meal.
Wine can also be used to deglaze meat after sauteing to make a nice pan sauce. When a meal is enjoyed alongside a glass of wine, it improves on the distribution of the food flavors in the mouth.