Written By Mandy Seay For QuickEasyfit Check almost any label on processed food or soup and you'll see a high sodium content. In most homes, you'll also see a salt shaker in the middle of the table. When people begin to be conscientious about their salt intake, they often reach for a potassium based salt substitute, however, with some medications potassium should be limited as well. A better way to cut down is to season with herbs. Herbs are not going to taste like salt, but they do provide flavors that can stir the palette and make you wonder why you ever thought salt was so important.