The more salt you eat, the higher your blood pressure. The higher your blood pressure, the greater the strain on your heart, arteries, kidneys and brain. This can lead to heart attacks, strokes, dementia and kidney disease.
In this video, Executive Chef Bill Telepan shares his tips to replace salt without losing flavor. Next time you want to reach for the salt shaker, instead choose basil, chives, dill, thyme, or rosemary.
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