Salt reduction

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  1. daisycow

    daisycow Moo to you, too.

    Hi everyone.

    I'm really trying to reduce my salt intake, thanks to the Meniere's, but I'm finding everything I eat tasteless and bland. I don't like spicy food so adding those kind of flavours isn't an option. Can anyone suggest anything so I can enjoy my food again?


  2. Dizzy Little Piggy

    Dizzy Little Piggy OINK OINK

    Use a sodium substitute.

  3. Wobbles

    Wobbles Storm (April 15, 1992 - November 17, 2006)

    Hi Liz,

    It takes about two or three weeks for your taste buds to adjust to low salt. I keep my sodium intake to about 1250 mg per day and I now find prepared foods too salty for my taste buds.

    I am surprised that you do not like spicy foods. Spicy does not necessarily mean hot. It means tasty, flavorful, mouth watering good ... I think if let you taste buds work with you kitchen skills, you'll find something that works for you.

  4. Erosangel

    Erosangel New Member

    I do not spicy food either and have found some very nice spices that add life to my food without the spicyness. (sp?) I posted the web site on the kitchen forum page.
  5. MMwife

    MMwife New Member

    Hi Liz,
    When you say you don't like spicy food, do you mean you don't like HOT spicy food or that you don't like any spices at all. My hubby does not like Hot spices that make your lips burn but I can use just about anything else. I have been buying alot of my spices from a company called Penzeys Spices. They have great stuff. I hope this helps.

  6. huey

    huey New Member

    Bring on the heat for me! The hotter the better, but I've always been like that. Before MM, never new how much salt I was injesting on a daily basis. I'm slowly but surely weening myself off the high salt foods, by eating more fruits and veggies, and using a salt substitute when needed. Wobbles, I'm impressed that you can keep to 1250 mg a day. I have trouble keeping to 1250 with dinner. ;D
  7. saltlesstears

    saltlesstears New Member

    Like the others said, give your tastebuds some time to adjust. Spicy does not have to be HOT. There are so many lovely herbs and spices to try. Why not approach this as a good opportunity to discover lots of new flavors?

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