6 Simple Swaps for Better Blood Pressure

Instead of: Table salt

Use: Coarse kosher salt

Ready to sprinkle some salt into your pot? Replacing regular table salt with coarse kosher salt in recipes that call for a certain amount allows you to get the same flavor for a bit less sodium. A teaspoon of table salt has about 2,300 mg sodium, while the same amount of Diamond Crystal coarse kosher salt has 1,120 milligrams (read labels as amounts can vary). Talk about a smart swap! However, keep in mind that this trick works only when you’re swapping the same volume of table salt for coarse kosher salt—it doesn’t work when you are salting to taste.