# About possibly healthy salt substitutes

I noticed Heinz Ketchup has a salt substitute version that uses potassium chloride instead of the usual salt. If this is safe and tastes like salt could it be a better additive than sodium chloride? Since it has potassium wouldn't this be a benefit for Heart health or against stroke if not used too much?

The taste of $\ce{KCl}$ is a bitter and salty, but is not as salty as that of $\ce{NaCl}$, so the idea seems questionable.
(c) $\ce{KCl}$ MSDS.
In general, If you are into this, I recommend to consult your doctor. $\ce{K,Na,Mg,Ca}$ ions are vital for cardiovascular and nervous system and affect kidneys. They are not highly toxic, and our body can deal with reasonable doses of each, but in case you have chronic condition, it may cause individual vulnerability.