I am diabetic and I have swelling very bad if I don't watch it. So I completely understand and it is hard. You can use NO SALT which is the brand name for it. IT is pure potassium but it has a salt taste so you don't have to eliminate salt just eliminate real salt. Also, sometimes I use sea salt only and it works in the body a little different. It depends on your body but the no salt is pretty good alternative. Good Luck!