Take it from the leading suppliers of spices and herbs, sticking to a healthy diet is more important now than ever before. The list of unhealthy foods is endless and overconsumption of them can be nothing but problematic for you, with numerous health risks arising. One of the most common unhealthy ingredients in food nowadays is salt.
Consuming too much salt raises your blood pressure which can lead to numerous health problems such as heart failure, heart attacks and strokes; all of which are the leading causes of death in the UK. People use salt in their diet for numerous reasons, though the most common excuse is ‘it makes food taste nice’. Although somewhat true, what if we told you there is a perfectly healthy alternative that can make your food taste even better?
Using herbs and spices in your recipes, as opposed to salt, is a great way of staying healthy yet benefiting from the tastiest foods. 29th August, marks ‘More Herbs, Less Salt Day’, so we thought we’d commemorate this day by offering up our best alternatives to salt with our delicious herbs and spices
Some feel that cooking without salt can be tricky and will more or less lead to tasteless dishes. This can be the case for those who don’t know what to use as an alternative to salt. One of the most versatile herbs and spices that you can use instead of salt, and that we supply, is Oregano. Oregano is one of the most used herbs and spices across the globe and can be incorporated into numerous recipes to really compliment the taste.
You will normally find Oregano more than any other herbs and spices in tomato based dishes, such as pasta and pizza, for example. As well as tasting fantastic, Oregano features a number of vitamins that your body requires to stay healthy. It also aid your immune system when you’re suffering from a cold, a headache and even toothache. When compared with salt, Oregano would be the logical choice for many simply because of the sparky taste and the health benefits.
When it comes to herbs and spices, another appetising alternative to salt is the tremendously tasty Thyme. If you’re looking for reliability and quality when you’re cooking with dried produce, Thyme is the perfect choice. Although the versatility of this herb means it can be incorporated into most dishes, it really thrives in a variety of foreign cuisine like Spanish and Italian.
The sweet flavour of Thyme offers a deliciously surprising taste to any given recipe, this includes soups, a variety of meat and even vegetables. Thyme is also a natural remedy for numerous respiration problems such as coughs and even bronchitis, perfect for the incoming Autumn! Would you ever imagine that our spices and herbs are capable of helping you with common health problems whilst still tasting fabulous?
Additionally Basil, which is one of our best-selling herbs and spices, is fantastic in making any kind of dish taste and look better. Trust us, nothing can beat Spaghetti Bolognese sprinkled with a luxurious handful of gorgeous green Basil. Basil is also an anti-inflammatory herb and can be used to help soothe arthritis plus a number of bowel conditions.
Choose From Our Healthy Herbs and Spices Today
This list of delicious, healthy herbs and spices does not end there. At World of Spice, all of our produce come with a number of health benefits and will enhance any recipe with fragrant flavour and aromas. So, don't just stick to salt! Be adventurous and creative with your herbs and spices - we'd love to help you!