Add a little spicy seasoning to a low sodium meal, and adults over the age of 60 may have a harder time noticing a lack of salt
the study tested saltiness perception in older adults using white sauce formulations with varying amounts of salt and different spices and seasonings added.
The results of the analysis showed the addition of chipotle seasoning to the white sauce made it difficult for the study participants
The research points to the significant role that spice could play in reducing salt intake for people over 60.
"We were working specifically with a population of older adults to see if we could reduce the amount of salt in a product and then tailor it to their tastes," Ross said.