Cooking with MicroSalt®️: A Guide to Reducing Sodium Intake Without Sacrificing Flavor

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If you’re trying to control the amount of sodium you consume, good, old-fashioned home cooking is the way to go. Here’s how you can lower your sodium intake without sacrificing flavor by cooking with MicroSalt®️.

Key takeaways: 

  • Most Americans eat more than the daily recommended amount of sodium. 
  • Too much sodium can lead to an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and stomach cancer. 
  • Cooking with lower-sodium alternatives can help, but many conventional salt substitutes fall short when it comes to flavor. 
  • MicroSalt®️ is a 100% natural alternative that can cut the amount of sodium in your meals without sacrificing flavor.

American sodium intake is on the rise. According to the FDA, most Americans consume about 1.5 teaspoons of salt per day, about 1.5x the daily recommended amount. That’s a problem because excess sodium can lead to a host of health problems, from high blood pressure to heart disease.

Unfortunately, it’s not easy to give up the foods you love, even when you know you need to lower your sodium intake. But the good news is that there are high-quality sodium alternatives that can help you reduce sodium without missing out on the flavor. 

One such alternative is MicroSalt®️, a healthier and significantly lower sodium product than regular salt that doesn’t compromise flavor. Patented technology creates micro-sized particles of MicroSalt® that are 100 times smaller than – but taste twice as salty as – typical salt crystals. What does that mean? You can use a lot less but still have the same great flavor with no bitter aftertaste. 

Using MicroSalt® in your cooking results in a healthier, significantly lower sodium meal that doesn’t compromise on flavor. If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, read on.

Understanding sodium

People often use the terms sodium and salt interchangeably. But there is a difference between the two. 

Table salt is a crystal-like compound that is prevalent in nature. Its chemical name is sodium chloride. Sodium is a mineral and one of the chemical elements found in salt. In practical terms, this means that you could stop using your salt shaker entirely and still be getting excess sodium from other sources, such as packaged foods and sodas. 

Our bodies need some sodium naturally, but too much can have a negative impact on our health. Consuming too much sodium leads to a build-up in the body. This, in turn, causes the body to retain fluid to dilute the excess sodium. An increase in fluid in the bloodstream leads to high blood pressure. And high blood pressure creates a domino effect that leads to other more severe health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, heart disease, heart failure, osteoporosis, stomach cancer, and even chronic headaches. 

It’s not hard to understand, then, why keeping our sodium intake under control is so important. And that’s where MicroSalt® comes in.

Benefits of MicroSalt®️

MicroSalt®️ is a patented ingredient that delivers natural salt with 50% less sodium. When the micro-sized particles that make up MicroSalt®️ hit our taste buds, they dissolve immediately, providing a more intense taste than regular salt. Since a MicroSalt ® crystal can taste twice as salty as regular salt crystals, you can use half as much to flavor your food –cutting your sodium consumption in half without sacrificing a bit of flavor.

In addition to providing the same flavor you love for only half the sodium, MicroSalt®️ is:

  • 100% Natural
  • Free of potassium chloride and MSG (two common – and problematic – salt substitutes)
  • Certified Non-GMO
  • Gluten-Free 
  • Kosher Certified

Since over 70% of the sodium in most American diets comes from packaged and processed foods – especially the American Heart Association’s “Salty Six” (deli meats, tacos, pizza, soups, bread, and sandwiches) – maybe it’s time to use MicroSalt®️ to start a cooking adventure at home so you can really control the amount of sodium in your food. 

Incorporate MicroSalt®️ into your diet 

MicroSalt®️ proves that lower-sodium meals don’t have to be bland. When your favorite recipes call for regular salt, you can substitute MicroSalt®️ for a 50% reduction in sodium. You’ll have to adjust amounts for your own taste buds, but in general, you’ll be using about half the amount of MicroSalt®️ as you would regular salt. So if a recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of regular salt, try using 1⁄2 teaspoon of MicroSalt®️ instead. 

With those measurements in mind, here are a few ways to use MicroSalt®️ in your everyday cooking: 

  • Sprinkle in or on your eggs in the morning using the MicroSalt®️ Salt Shaker
  • Use MicroSalt®️ to season your vegetables and meats before you cook them. 
  • Curl up to watch a good movie at home and add a little (and we mean a little) MicroSalt®️ to your popcorn. 
  • Even sweet recipes call for a sprinkle of salt to enhance flavors. A pinch of MicroSalt®️could do the trick and reduce your sodium intake at the same time. 
  • Ditch the canned soup (one of the “Salty Six) and make your own with MicroSalt®️ for a delicious, sodium-smart dish.

In most dishes, you can use half the amount of MicroSalt ® as you would typical salt, for the same great flavor and half the guilt. It’s just that simple.

Enjoy your meals with MicroSalt®️

Consuming too much salt can harm your health by increasing the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, osteoporosis, and possibly stomach cancer over time. But going completely salt-free is next to impossible. As with anything, moderation is key, and with a sodium alternative like MicroSalt®️, it’s possible to enjoy the same great salt flavor for a fraction of the sodium. 

Cooking every day with MicroSalt®️ can lower your sodium intake and ultimately improve your health. If you want to join the low-sodium revolution and break up with regular salt for good, check out MicroSalt®️ today. 

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