If you are the type who smothers your food in salt, may I suggest using samphire in your meals?

There is nothing wrong with having NATURAL salt in your diet (so long as the balance with potassium is good) but some people still go overboard.

Samphire does contain sodium, but again it is natural, and the content is low, but it has a very salty flavour to it.

It also contains Vitamin C and there are suggestions that it helps with digestion and gas. However, I don’t know how scientific that information is, it may just be hearsay.

If you are someone who smothers their food in salt though, I’d also suggest having a look at your intake in general. The need for high amounts of salt to ‘add flavour’ suggests you may have dulled your taste buds to an extreme level by overuse of artificial flavouring, smoking or other stimuli.

It isn’t natural to want extreme amounts of salt in your diet, so if you find yourself consistently reaching for the salt shaker before you’ve even tasted the food, perhaps you need a broader view of your nutritional approach.

But, samphire is a solid start point and will give you that ‘kick’ you are looking for without the negative health benefits of excessive salt intake.

And if you do continue to use salt, remember, factory manufactured table salt is not your friend, so avoid at all costs.

Samphire - nature's salt shaker
Nature’s Salt Shaker by Mark Tiffney

Is samphire something you’ve personally used before?

If so, what are your feelings?

Does it do the job of adding flavor for you?

Or if this has inspired you to give it a go, come back and let me know how you find it.

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