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Salt Substitute Supplies Potassium

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Q. About 40 years ago a doctor told me to increase my potassium intake. A few years later I found Morton Salt Substitute. I sprinkle about 1/8 teaspoon on my food about once a week, and I haven't had a muscle cramp since I started this routine.

A. This is a good way to boost potassium intake, which may help prevent leg cramps. Too much potassium, however, can be dangerous. Anyone who is taking ACE inhibitor blood pressure medicines like enalapril, lisinopril or ramipril must be very cautious about extra potassium.

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My husband can't drink sports drinks because of the sugar, but he sweats a lot due to his job. So, I use equals parts Morton Salt Substitute and Regular Salt and mix 1/4 tsp per quart with Sugar Free Lemonade. The mix of potassium and salts serves the same purpose as a sports drink, but with out all the processed sugar. My husband likes the taste too.

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