These Ingredients Add Salt and Nutrients So You Can Get Double Duty

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When you’re cooking, it’s always important to season your food properly so whatever you’re making tastes the best that it can. However, one of the best ways to bring out the flavor of food is to use salt, which can get really unhealthy quickly. Instead, if you use salty ingredients in place of salt you can achieve the flavor you want but with added health benefits that salt alone cannot give it to you.


Miso is a fermented soybean paste that you might see being used in soups. However, miso is a huge umami bomb and can work in so many dishes that go beyond just Asian cuisine. You can use it in soups, sauces, dressings, and especially marinades for a great salty addition that packs a punch. The great thing about miso is that it’s full of protein from soybeans and it also has a lot of probiotics which is great for your gut.

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Olives aren’t just a yummy snack to have or garnish in a cocktail, they are the perfect little touch of salt, exactly what your dishes need. You can use them especially in Mediterranean cooking, but also in salads and anywhere else you need a little hit of salt. Olives also are jam packed with probiotics and have some fat in them which makes them really well rounded.