“Asian sauces are notoriously high in salt – a serious downside to an otherwise healthy cuisine. For example, one tablespoon of soy sauce contains 1262mg sodium – that’s 55% of the total daily recommended maximum for adults! And just one tablespoon of an Asian simmer sauce contains 49% of your daily intake (1136mg sodium). So check labels, choose the brand lowest in sodium, and use as little as possible when you cook. For flavour without salt, try combinations of minced chilli, ginger and garlic, Chinese 5-spice and sesame oil. Rehydrated Asian mushrooms and green onion add a nice flavour, as do fresh herbs added at the end of cooking, like coriander, mint and Thai basil. Liquids, like Chinese rice vinegar, lemon or lime juice and rice wine bump up the flavour even more."