We need three times as much potassium as sodium so we can use lo-salt substitutes that contain potassium chloride instead of the sodium chloride that regular salt is made of. However, there’s still a limit to how much of that one should consume, and to be frank, many people do not like the taste.
To reduce your salt intake you need to watch labels closely. I recently picked up a can of soup, which was advertised as being top of the line, and when I read the label I was shocked to see that this one small can (it was about a mugful) contained over 800mg of salt. That’s about half of our daily requirement.
Watch out with some dairy food, and also bread, and canned vegetables. There are a number of low or no-salt varieties of canned vegetables out there now.
When cooking at home, try using herbs and spices instead. Some god substitutes for salt, are ginger, herbs, garlic, onions, and lemon juice.
Things can seem a little different at first, but, much like cutting down on the amount of sugar in your tea or coffee, your palate can and will adjust over time, if you have a little patience. Personally, I used to take two heaped teaspoonfuls of sugar in my coffee, and now, not only do I not take any, but I simply can’t drink it sweetened anymore; it takes horrible to me now.