It Only Takes 2 Days to Kick Salt

Two days. That’s all it took.

When I was at the spa in Australia, the chefs did not use any salt in their food, so for two days I was salt-free. At first, I balked. Soup without salt can be very sad. But a funny thing happened. By the end of the two days I had recalibrated my tastebuds, and suddenly, I didn’t need salt.

Leaving the spa was a challenge. In Australia I ate well and avoided putting salt on anything. Then I came back to the States. Suddenly, my favorite restaurant was too salty!

I’ve always been a salt lover, and I have used salt liberally in my cooking. But it’s increasingly clear there are lots of health reasons why we should all cut back on salt. From high blood pressure to risk of stroke to just the fact that it makes you feel bloated, there are good reasons to cut back.

This blog is to assure you that it’s possible. And all it takes is two days.

Try it!


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Kay Martin
Kay M4 years ago

Thank you Maria for a great article, and thanks to the over 77 care 2 members who commented on this article. My experience with salt started when I waas a child growing up at home, both my Mom and Dad had a heavy hand with salt. So when I left home at 27 amd started cooking my own food, I did not add any salt, I only used garlic to season my roast, hamburgers, chicken, pork, etc. fresh whole or minced. Slowly I stopped buying prepared dreesing, bar b cue sauce, can veggies, but I still developed high blood pressure, So when I started going to my new doctor when I went on medicare. He told me my blood pressure was from stress at work and not the salt that I was or was not eating. My yearly blood work up started showing a sodium and chloride decrease which signal I was having problem and needed to take in sodium and start putting back natural sodium chloride in foods into my diet. gradually until my levels wenytback up to normal,. Lucky for me it worked. I am now ok.

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga4 years ago


Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Becky Holland
Becky Holland4 years ago

the thing about salt is flavor. i use a mixed seasoning that adds great flavor with no salt. i love salt but use very little when i use the herb seasoning. think Ms Dash. mine is from trader joes, but there is ms dash. just read ingredients, some mixes have salt and sugar, some do not.

Amandine S.
Past Member 4 years ago

I like salt, but I use it sparingly.

Frances Darcy
Frances D4 years ago

I like a little salt.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago

thanks for sharing

Sheri P.
Sheri P4 years ago


Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra4 years ago

Thank you Maria, for Sharing this!