Today’s a great day for all of us intending to live a healthier lifestyle. We can start by celebrating “More Herbs, Less Salt Day" and swapping out our salt shakers for herbs like thyme, basil and oregano. The consumption of salt has been linked to heart disease and high blood pressure, and as little as two teaspoons a day may increase a person’s risk of stroke.
You can make your own herbal blend to use as a salt substitute by combining specific herbs and seasonings that you prefer. Some that work well are cayenne pepper, garlic powder, sage, thyme, oregano, basil, onion powder and black pepper. Experiment with different combinations in varying amounts until you find one that works well for you. Keep in mind that many herbs are also believed to be helpful in fighting cancer.