You may help cut down on your salt (sodium) intake by using a salt substitute. To make your own salt substitute, mix the following ingredients together and put them in a shaker:
- 0.5 tsp (2.5 g) cayenne pepper
- 0.5 tsp (2.5 g) garlic powder
1 tsp (5 g) each:
- Onion powder
- Black pepper
Talk to your doctor before trying a salt substitute or lite salt. Most salt substitutes and lite salts are high in potassium. Too much potassium can cause problems.