Potassium-Enriched Salt Substitution (PESS) - Why It Makes a Difference
Potassium-enriched salt substitution saves lives
Last year, when I wrote about salt, I discussed the results of two papers, one from India and one from China that showed reduction in blood pressure and lower rates of stroke, cardiovascular events and deaths in those who used a potassium-enriched salt substitute (PESS) as compared to those who used regular salt.
What is PESS? It is salt, where between 15-30% of the sodium is replaced by potassium. The salt tastes the same, but the amount of sodium that goes into the body is less as compared to regular salt.