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Cook with herbs and spices to keep sodium levels in check.

Got NaCl? From canned veggies to condiments, many flavor-makers are loaded with sodium. Keep it under control by buying low-sodium versions of sauces and dressings, cooking with flavorful spices, and using plenty of fresh herbs.

Hot Tamale:

A sprinkle of cayenne pepper can boost metabolism and suppress appetite.

Baker’s Choice:

For healthier cakes and breads, sub in apple sauce, prunes, or avocado for butter.