Low salt alternatives for a healthy heart

Michelle Routhenstein, MS, RD, CDCES, preventive cardiology dietitian at EntirelyNourished.com, who was also not involved in the study, suggested some salt substitutes.

“Low-salt alternatives to soy sauce can include coconut aminos or a homemade soy sauce using ingredients like balsamic vinegar, honey, ginger powder and sesame oil,” she said.

Diet is also not the only way to protect your heart, said Routhenstein. “Other strategies to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease include focusing on adding in foods to your diet in appropriate volumes that improve blood vessel health and cardiometabolic risk factors.”

These risk factors include high cholesterolhigh blood sugar, and inflammation.

“Engaging in regular physical activity, and implementing stress reduction techniques can also promote cardiovascular health,” Routhenstein said.