DIY Salty Swaps

The debate continues, but most experts agree that lowering your salt consumption is key to lowering your blood pressure. The trouble is, most of the sodium that you’re getting isn’t coming from the salt shaker. Prepackaged, processed foods such as bread, lunch meat, and condiments can do a number on your daily intake. So what can you do? Swap these three store-bought salty culprits for healthier DIY versions:


  • 2 Tbsp. of chili powder
  • 2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. of cumin
  • 2 tsp. of paprika


  • diced tomatoes
  • chopped onion
  • chopped jalapeno (remove seeds optional)
  • chopped cilantro
  • lime juice

Salad Dressing:

  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • pepper
  • garlic

Learn more health tips from Baptist Health Heart Care.

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