Help! How Can I Help My Boyfriend Kick His Salt Habit?

Help! How Can I Help My Boyfriend Kick His Salt Habit?

Anjali Prasertong
Oct 18, 2013

Q: My boyfriend is addicted to salt on his food, and always adds way too much to any dish I cook for us. I'm trying to cut back our salt intake both for flavor and for health, but he's set in his ways. Any tricks for a salt substitute that will give him the same flavor he craves without all the sodium?

I thought about Bragg's or some other seasoning he won't notice. Any ideas?

Sent by Kiley

Editor: Kiley, is there any way he'll let you take the salt off the table? Even if you hold back on salt in the kitchen, if he is salting his food before eating it, he may end up eating just as much sodium.

And here are a few tips for flavorful cooking with less salt:

Readers, do you have any tips for getting a loved one to eat less sodium?

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