Let’s talk Salt

Okay let’s talk Salt at Heat and Eat. Did you know the maximum amount of recommended salt is 1 and 1/4 teaspoon? if you have hypertension like me, half that amount. Most of us eat way more than that without even realizing it. To be honest food labels are confusing and often plain old sneaky about it. Salt is a necessary part of our diet, and in many foods naturally. The problem comes in when it’s added to our foods as a preservative or to improve flavor( the lazy way to add flavor).

At Heat and Eat we combat this salt over load, by making our own sauces, dressings, and marinades from scratch. These are huge culprits in overloading our diets with salt. Buying meat that hasn’t been injected with salt water( more common than you might think). Any canned tomatoes, broth and beans we use are low sodium. For flavor we use herbs, spices, vinegars, citrus and the freshest ingredients. We use salt very sparingly, and only use Himalayan or sea salt. Which provide beneficial minerals and lower sodium than table salt. At Heat and Eat we are committed to cooking you delicious meals that you can feel good about eating. From using fresh local ingredients, healthy fats, balanced meals and low salt. Happy Saturday!

Tracy and John

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