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Frequently Asked Questions


We know that converting to a low sodium diet can be a struggle. Finding foods that are enjoyable yet salt free often requires effort and knowledge. Donna Marie's Salt Free premium spice blends were founded to make the process easier. Below are responses to common questions to help you on your journey to reduce sodium and make healthier eating choices. 

DONNA MARIE'S Salt Free Spice Bleds


Why is salt bad for me?


Salt is made up of 40% sodium and 60% chloride.  The 40% sodium is what causes issues for many people.  Sodium makes your body hold on to water creating an added stress on the heart. As a result, the heart has to work harder to pump blood to the organs.  This can lead to health issues such as hypertension, stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.


What food condiments are surprisingly high in sodium?


Barbecue Sauce: 2 Tablespoons, 380 mg of sodium 

Ranch Dressing: 2 Tablespoon, 328 mg of sodium 

Ketchup: 1 Tablespoon, 190 mg of sodium 

Table Salt: ¼ Teaspoon, 581 mg of sodium

Low Sodium Soy Sauce: 1 Tablespoon, 575 mg of sodium


*The American Heart Association recommends a

diet of less than 1,500 mg per day.


Are Donna Marie's spices bland? 


Bland sucks! It feels good to say our spices are not bland. Our recipes have been crafted using the highest quality spices and herbs from around the world.  We deliver flavor in place of salt.  


What are some mind blowing statistics on health in the US?

1 out of every 3 adults has high blood pressure. (Source: American Heart Association- 2013 Statistical Fact Sheet)


The average American consumes 3,000 to  3,600 mg of sodium today. The American Heart Association recommends a diet of less than 1,500 mg per day. (Source: American Heart Association-Answers By Heart) 


Common pain medications like NSAIDs (non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory) can raise blood pressure. NSAIDs can make your blood retain fluid and decrease kidney function. Common NSAIDs that can raise blood pressure include ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn). Also, watch out for cold medications containing NSAIDs. (Source: WebMD)

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