The Benefit of Using a Salt Substitute

The Benefit of Using a Salt Substitute

If one has a history of stroke or cardiovascular events, one may benefit from using a salt substitute. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine explored the impacts of salt substitutions on stroke, adverse cardiovascular events, and death. The study had over 20,000 participants with a mean age of 65.4. The study found that those who used salt substitutes had a lower rate of stroke and major cardiovascular events, even the participants who had a history of strokes or were 60 years and older. The ratio for the salt substitute used was 75% sodium chloride and 25% potassium chloride by mass as opposed to regular salt which is 100% sodium chloride. Our bodies need sodium for functions like controlling blood pressure and maintaining our electrolyte balance so check with your doctor about your optimal levels.

Study: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa2105675

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Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.