Twist of Lemon Can Trim Salt

For someone like me, who needs to trim the sodium from their diet, are you aware of the secrets of the lemon? They offer so many ingredients to your kitchen, such as bold arrays of aromas and flavors—-sour, fresh, and zesty. With each squeeze of the lemon or pinch of the zest, you can brighten any savory dish, soup, pasta, salads, baked goods and desserts. It is all done with zero fat and not one grain of sodium (salt), yet the completed dish has so much flavor.

Using lemons instead of salt to flavor your dishes can decrease sodium intake of up to 75%. Let’s face it, we all consume way much more sodium than we should and this can lead to poor health in many ways.

Did you know that one lemon can yield 2-3 tablespoons of juice and 1 lemon can also yield about 1 tablespoon of zest? Here in California, lemons are very plentiful at this time of year.

So, for the next month, lets see how many different recipes we can make, using lemons. Please share yours with this newsletter.

Stay healthy!