Homemade Taco and Ranch Seasonings to Reduce Sodium

Registered Dietician

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taco seasoning
Americans consume too much sodium. In canned and processed foods alone there is more than the recommended amount one should have daily. The American Dietary Guidelines and the American Heart Association recommend you limit sodium to within 1,500 to 2,300 mg daily.
One teaspoon of regular table salt already contains 2,300 mg of sodium and yes, I said ONE TEASPOON. Sodium can contribute to raising one’s blood pressure, therefore affecting heart health. If someone has hypertension (high blood pressure) they should really limit their sodium intake to no more than 1,500 mg/day.
That said, I have included a couple of recipes that use a variety of herbs and spices to make a taco seasoning and a ranch seasoning, rather than the sodium-filled alternatives that you find in the grocery store.
How do you cut excess sodium out of your daily diet?
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