Don’t go cold turkey Gradually introduce more whole foods into your diet each day. Start by replacing the salty snacks with fresh fruit.
Then, as your taste buds are adjusting, move on to include more fresh vegies, especially those that are in season, as they have more flavour, says Tania Ferraretto, Accredited Practising Dietitian and spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia. Try salads for lunch, and load up your plate with vegies at dinnertime.
“Your taste buds are very adaptable. It takes about three weeks to adjust to eating less salt. Use herbs and spices to make it easier,” says Ferraretto.