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Shakin' It Up with the Skinny on Salt

The Danger is Not in the Shaker

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  • I have battled weight problems all my life. My mom's family is prone to having high blood pressure accompanied by strokes which occur late in life. Even though I have been on meds for my HBP for 20 years, it still was much too high.

    I recently moved, and my new doctor told me to eat fresh fruits and veggies only. No red meat for two weeks, and plenty of fresh or frozen fish and chicken. That was 8 weeks ago, and my BP is now 125/74.

    Do I miss my snacks and frozen dinners? You bet!! However the knowledge that my body is more healthy, and that I may avoid all the problems associated with being overweight and having HBP has been worth being deprived. ;-) - 5/3/2008 1:10:38 PM
  • PHOENIXRISING5
    Does using a salt substitute lower your sodium intake? - 5/3/2008 12:56:38 PM
  • IMNMN3
    I use very little salt and when I do it is sea salt. Thankfully I have never been gung ho about condiments and I very seldom ever buy prepackaged foods. - 5/3/2008 11:57:26 AM
  • I was stressed about my salt content. I try to stay under 3,000, but even thats hard even with all natural and organic foods & no red meat. I think salt is a bigger problem than most people think. 3,000 is cutting my salt in half, and i can't believe how bloated i had grown accustomed to feeling. - 3/7/2008 9:11:47 AM
  • Good question Dede, I was wondering about this as well. I switched to using sea salt a while back and seem to have no problems. - 1/8/2008 12:47:09 PM
  • Great article. Exercise helps us sweat and lose salt. The couch potato person is at a disadvantage while eating processed foods with high salt content. - 1/8/2008 11:58:47 AM
  • Here is a part of an article I read on the mayo clinic web site:

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sea-sal
    t/AN01142

    "Many people prefer sea salt to table salt because they claim it has a more subtle flavor. Sea sat doesn't contain iodine or any other additives. However, if you use sea salt you typically don't have to worry about not getting enough iodine in your diet because iodine is available in many other foods, including dairy products, seafood and many processed foods.

    If you favor foods with fewer additives, you may prefer sea salt. But there's no evidence that the additives in table salt are harmful to your health. "
    - 1/8/2008 9:29:04 AM
  • What about Sea Salt, is it better for you than regular salt? - 12/10/2007 8:07:25 AM

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