This is so beautiful, I'm still not sure if this is a real Clearwing Butterfly
Yesterday I mentioned greatly reducing my salt intake in the hopes of reducing cravings. Just like sugar...salt affects the brain. And food manufacturers play with the combination of sugar, fat, and salt, to increase cravings and have you buy more product. A few people were surprised that salt could be addictive. So I share the following excerpt from an article. From Duke University Medical Center and Australian scientists.
Along with all the herbs and spices I use, I cook with low-sodium chicken broth and olive oil...the combination adds a lot of flavor to my dishes...and just enough salt. I also find that adding a little mustard to my marinade (for chicken) adds enough salt to satisfy me. And if that doesn't work, I add a tiny bit of lemon or balsamic vinegar. I don't need to buy more salt.
Rain and overcast today....dreary weather.
I'll need to PUSH MY TUSH to get things moving.
Salt is a hard one for me. I usually give up sweets for Lent, and manage just fine, but I honestly don't think I would be able to give up salt. It makes everything taste so much better. What's scary is that all three of my kids love salt, probably even more than I do. I need to try to figure out a way to cut down. 1907 days ago
I am married to a salt aholic! It's really hard to cut down when he says everything needs more salt. I'm the one with the Hi BP. I've made some changes and try to keep our meats (like chicken breasts or boneless chops) separate and no put any salt on mine. I try to use as many spices and unsalted seasonings to compensate. I've already noticed that I can't tolerate the same salt levels as I could just a few months ago. 1908 days ago
I wonder why people mostly think of sugar is the complete problem. Probably because it's its in all processed foods. I do think it more difficult to find reasonable amounts of it in tings tan sugar.
Sometimes I rinse my beans or whatnot. Why spend 50 cents more for leaving something out/ or having less. Never made sense. It's good your proactive.
I I try and eat better when my spouse is at work. He insists on various menu items...I used to make myself other things, and he 's not liking that. 1908 days ago
Thanks for this blog. Now you have me thinking.... I'm a total salt a holic! I salt everything even before I taste it and say to myself.... my blood pressure is fine so I'm not going to worry about it. I think I need to start a new streak for myself..... no added salt to the food that is in front of me.... small steps.... it's a start but I think it is necessary. Just because my Bp is fine now doesn't mean it won't catch up to me. Thanks for the awareness. PS Love the Butterfly..... beautful!! 1908 days ago
YULLABELLE for the information. Weather: I went for a short walk the other day in the rain and it reminded me of when I was a kid and use to play in the rain. I think i'll invest in a set of cute boots and go puddle jumping next time it rains. 1908 days ago
I gave up added salt over 40 years ago and was a bit shocked recently to learn that many of us are deficient in iodine. It's a good thing to have checked out and make sure that it's balanced. for this information!!! I am adding an iodine supplement... not more salt! 1908 days ago
great ideas - but STOP COOKING WITH OLIVE OIL!! it's not meant to be heated, and actually quite bad for you when heated. PLEASE, I urge each ad every one of you to please look it up from a Food Scientist who cares 1908 days ago