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6 Ways to Use Less Salt

Most Americans eat 4,000 to 6,000mg of sodium a day. That's two to three times more than they should. Here's how to get the flavor benefits of salt without going overboard.

By Regina Ragone

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Increase Flavor Naturally

Bring out the natural sweetness in vegetable dishes by roasting or grilling them. For more intensity, finish with a flavored oil. Condiments like ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, and dips are sodium minefields, so use sparingly and experiment with spices and a variety of salt-free seasoning blends by Mrs. Dash or McCormick.

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