More Herbs, Less Salt Day - August 29
Tue, Aug 29, 2023

More Herbs, Less Salt Day

More Herbs, Less Salt Day is a holiday celebrated on August 29th and dedicated to strengthening our health. Excessive salt intake can have negative consequences, such as hypertension, heart disease, digestive disorders, stroke, heart attack, and even death. Tests done on mice also show links to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease due to high sodium intake. The Dietary Guidelines (DRI) advise a daily salt intake of less than 1500 milligrams. Fast food uses a lot of salt, and this greatly contributes to the increase in the “fatty” of our body. Many one-time instant meals contain 2000 milligrams or more of salt!


The origin of More Herbs, Less Salt Day and the connection to August 29th is unknown. However, it is worth paying attention to the advice of the World Health Organization, which recommends that adults consume no more than 5g (incomplete teaspoon) of salt per day.

Interesting facts

There are seasonings that are quite capable of completely replacing salt in your dishes, while they are not salt substitutes. Try cooking your favorite dishes with sun dried tomatoes, garlic, scallions, onions, oregano, curry powder, paprika, lemon juice, and cinnamon. This is not just healthy – the taste will become more original!

How to take part

More Herbs, Less Salt Day is worth starting on the specified day and continuing throughout life. Here are some ways to get involved:

  1. Study labels on products in stores and hypermarkets. Shop smart – many brands contain more sodium in their products than others.
  2. Prepare seasoning mixes that do not contain salt. This is a wide field for experimentation: use different herbs and spices to create seasonings that suit you. Getting used to the lack of salt is not easy, but you just need to wait.
  3. Grow herbs in your own garden. This is not difficult. Plus, it is cheaper than buying organic products. You will have fresh and healthy seasonings for your favorite dishes.

When is More Herbs, Less Salt Day celebrated in 2023?

More Herbs, Less Salt Day is observed on August 29 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday August 29 2023
Thursday August 29 2024
Friday August 29 2025
Saturday August 29 2026