A Spice Intervention Can Reduce Salt Intake

the MPR take:

Research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism Scientific Sessions shows that people who are taught how to use herbs and spices to flavor their foods consume less salt than those who try to reduce sodium intake on their own.  In this study, participants who received 20-weeks of behavioral intervention consumed 966mg/day less salt than those who didn't receive the interventions. Participants in the intervention group learned problem-solving strategies and received cooking demonstrations to help them learn how to remove salt from their diets.  No specific spices were emphasized; participants were encouraged to experiment to find out what they liked the most.

A Spice Intervention Can Reduce Salt Intake
A Spice Intervention Can Reduce Salt Intake
Study Highlights: A behavioral intervention that taught adults to use herbs and spices instead of salt led to a decrease in sodium consumption compared to people who tried to reduce sodium on their own. Adults taking part in a 20-week behavioral intervention consumed 966 mg/day less salt than ...

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