What to Use Instead of Salt: 6 Health-Boosting Herbs

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Turmeric
Studies by the University of Arizona College of Medicine show that curcumin, the active ingredient in this Indian spice, helps prevent joint inflammation associated with ... more 
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Turmeric
Studies by the University of Arizona College of Medicine show that curcumin, the active ingredient in this Indian spice, helps prevent joint inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Research by Rutgers University indicates that turmeric may slow the growth of malignant cells in people with prostate cancer. Early animal studies show that it may also slow the growth of breast-cancer cells.

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Tue, Jul 10, 2012 10:10 PM EDT
Given the recent news that bread beats chips as Americans' biggest salt source, you may now think twice before diving into that bread basket.

But if you don't want to ban bread while trying to trim your salt intake, consider cutting it from other places in your diet. Here's a roundup of herbs and spices to try in salt's place during your next meal - which have been shown to help lower blood pressure, ease arthritis, and even slow the growth of some cancer cells.


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