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Lower your sodium with homemade seasonings

The recommended daily intake of sodium is less than 2,300 milligrams, and 1,500 if you're over 51 years old. But Americans typically eat almost twice that amount of salt. We're going to show you how to mix your own low-salt seasoning that's tasty and guilt-free!

"Have you ever read the labels on your spice blends or rubs?" asks Chef Devin Alexander. "If the first ingredients are sugar or salt, they may be contributing to high blood pressure or even diabetes."

A lot of us grew up making tacos using packets because they say tacos, and you just don't know what else to use. But there are ingredients like corn syrup solids and starches, plus tons of sodium. A much better option is to grab a salt-free Mexican seasoning. That way you use the amount of spice you want and control the salt yourself.  

If you love that hot kick of Cajun or Creole seasoning, you have to be really careful!

You probably have a lot of the ingredients that come in Cajun seasoning in your pantry already, so you start by adding some thyme, and then some garlic powder, some black pepper, a little kick of cayenne, and then just a hint of sea salt. Just mix that up and then you can have it on hand, or use it as a really affordable and personal gift. Who wouldn't love to get a homemade spice rub?

"Look, a little bit of salt and sugar are fine, but it's the spice that's going to define the dish," Chef Devin concludes.

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