5 Easiest Ways to Eat Less Salt

5. Taste First


When you are cooking, don’t reach for the salt automatically – add all the other flavorings you want first, then taste. Only add a few grains if absolutely necessary, and never before you have taken out a portion for your baby.

At the table, taste first, too. Often freshly ground black pepper will enhance the meal better than salt.


Salt, or sodium chloride, is found naturally in most foods. It is crucial for controlling the amount of water in our bodies and the acid balance in the blood.

Salt also helps our muscles to contract and expand correctly and transfers nerve signals to the brain.