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1/22/18 8:40 P

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Thank you for sharing.

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1/22/18 3:43 P

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Before refrigeration. Salt was used to preserve things. Meat was expensive and you couldn't let it go to waste. Have you ever heard of Salt Pork? Even in canning salt is used to preserve things. Sugar is also a preservative.

Salt and sugar were expensive though. Not as expensive as other spices. Which were all kept under lock and key.

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1/20/18 12:34 P

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i have always loved salt and do not have high blood pressure.

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1/20/18 8:37 A

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I make most of my food from scratch so I don’t get a lot of salt in my food. I self regulate my salt intake, trusting my body to let me know when I need it. I have found when I do distance bike rides, especially long rides in hot weather my salt cravings increase. After a day or two riding in the desert I start to crave salty chips and salty french fries.

I’ve been eating Herbamare for years instead of table salt. It has so much flavour and is great on any dish.





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1/19/18 11:07 P

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" All I ask is that I am given the choice by not putting it in my food before I get it. Let food come to market with no sodium added and then let the consumer pour on six tons of it if they so choose"
That is how it used to be... and people were much healthier.
It would be great to return to that. I really dislike that the choice is taken away from me.

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1/19/18 7:34 P

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I know people who have eaten a very healthy diet.

They have gone to the doctor complaining of dizziness and heart palpitations. Also a few with thyroid problems. They were prescribed a bag of potato chips. For the salt.

I realize that very few people would be prescribed salt. Many consume to much.

Salt can be beneficial. Especially Himalayan Pink.

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1/19/18 6:39 P

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PEGGY-BEE, It could be different where you live, but here in the South Central PA and Maryland area, there is a wide selection of "No Sodium Added" store brand canned veggies. Our local Giant often runs bonus buys for forty to sixty cents a can and I stock up. They are a staple in our house. They also have some of the brand names with "Lower Sodium" as well.

URBANREDNEK, For me it *is* another reason and I imagine for others as well. High BP still contraindicates a high sodium diet, so there are a lot of us with little or no medical reason to eat a high sodium diet. All I ask is that I am given the choice by not putting it in my food before I get it. Let food come to market with no sodium added and then let the consumer pour on six tons of it if they so choose. If there is even a distantly remote possibility that increased levels of sodium cause disease, why am I and others required to accept food loaded with it when it's a simple matter to let it out and add it later if you want it?

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1/19/18 5:20 P

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I'm not familiar with the community feed posting referred to, but I'd suggest that for many people it is not a matter of "not getting the memo", but a matter of their own personal health requirements dictating a higher than average amount of sodium.

Personally, I prefer a low sodium diet (left to my own taste preferences / inclination I run 1200-1500mg per day) but my doctors tell me that I need to have 5000-7000mg per day. That bacon burger with almost 1000mg sodium would be perfectly fine for me, so long as the rest of the nutrients fit in to my plan.

I also wouldn't be concerned about that burger causing the gut / brain effects shown in the mice of the cited study, since they were feeding the poor wee rodents 16x their normal sodium intake (and I'd have to have at least 24 of these burgers per day to hit that --- and that just ain't gonna fit in my belly).

I haven't dug in to it, but I've heard that folks eating low carb / high fat diets (such as Atkins / keto / South Beach) have a higher physical requirement for sodium as well, which means that they most definitely did "get the memo" about suiting their sodium intake to the best interests of their own personal health.

Realistically, the only thing that can be taken away from the cited study is that there are some new areas that can be looked in to with regards to human health, and some specific cell types and internal reactions that may be able to be monitored at some point in the future to see if an individual is seeing the results of too much sodium. It is very exciting to see the advances in what researchers can actually see and monitor in cellular and chemical pathways, but there is still a long way to go before this particular area of study can be considered "one more reason".

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,802
1/19/18 3:02 P

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Yet someone bragged on the community feed about eating a bacon burger with almost 1000 mg sodium.
Many people will not 'get the memo'...

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1/19/18 2:52 P

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I really didn't need another reason to avoid it. But an interesting read,

Really liked Sherylds' reply. I am pretty unhappy I can't trust restaurants not to over salt - I can no longer eat out, hidden salt everywhere. And having to rinse and soak canned foods is tedious. Fresh home cooked food for me and my kidneys, but losing weight!

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1/19/18 12:39 P

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If your diet is high in processed foods, manufactured frozen foods, restaurant/fast food, snack foods, and canned goods...then chances are your way above the healthy limit even without using salt at the table. The problem is that our taste buds get used to that level of salt. Food manufactures bombard salt in the food they produce both to prolong shelf life and also to give it flavor, because again, it's what the consumer has been conditioned to expect. Even when the FDA suggested that food manufacturers cut back on the salt, the big food manufacturers reneged by saying consumers rejected the lower salt standards so manufacturers ignored the agreement.

It takes a while to re-train taste buds to prefer less salt but it is definitely possible. As always, it relies on consumers to be the guardians of their own health.

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1/19/18 11:55 A

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Everything in moderation. Of course no one needs to over do the sodium

Since salt is known to provide iodine. A nessecary nutrient. That prevents goiters and aids in proper thyroid function.

~Just my .02 cents. Not sure that it is worth that much~

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1/18/18 9:20 P

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Another reason to avoid it if you need another:

www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/hold
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