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Shakin' It Up with the Skinny on Salt

The Danger is Not in the Shaker


9/15/2017 3:44:45 PM

SKIMBRO's SparkPage
I have learned not to add salt to my food. A salt substitute or some type of condiment like hot sauce helps.
8/31/2017 5:06:00 PM

DRLMAZ's SparkPage
Great information
8/15/2017 10:29:19 PM

JAMER123's SparkPage
My blood sodium level runs low so I do have to have some salt each day but most the time, it's not quite enough.
8/14/2017 8:41:29 AM

I am one that loves salt, but try to use less as possible
7/9/2017 1:34:39 AM

DJ4HEALTH's SparkPage
I have to add salt since I don't get enough of it. Very little processed foods.
7/8/2017 12:15:36 PM

LIS193's SparkPage
We are eating low salt at home and then when we do eat out, some food tastes terrible salty.
6/3/2017 6:44:19 AM

I have no salt in my house, but I'm consuming too much salt according to my nutrition tracker, I'm going to start looking for the "hidden" salt.
5/18/2017 10:12:54 PM

great information
3/5/2017 7:06:15 PM

MARITIMER3's SparkPage
It really annoys me that many canned "no salt" products such as chickpeas, tomatoes and kidney beans are much more expensive than the salted products... and they seldom come on special.
11/30/2016 7:15:06 PM

TUKARAMA's SparkPage
I do not eat pretzels often, but when I do they will be salty. Everything in moderation - and if I am going to splurge on pretzel - it will be a good one ha ha.
7/24/2016 3:40:59 PM

WOUBBIE's SparkPage
The takeaway is that salt/sodium is not the enemy - processed food IS. If your meal had to be extruded, hydrogenated, or fortified, you should probably start shopping the perimeters of your grocery store!
7/24/2016 6:43:42 AM

I eat very few processed foods, and only eat out a couple of times a month. I've never been a "salt" person, and rarely have trouble staying under 2000 mg a day, most days it is 1500 mg or less. So when I had blood tests done, my sodium levels were below normal...and my doctor wasn't happy with that either!
3/8/2016 2:59:54 PM

AALLEY2's SparkPage
Sodium is in almost everything except whole foods. I have been trying to cut back on it all year and it isn't easy. Reading labels has helped me a lot.
1/21/2016 8:48:40 AM

Take a look at how much sodium the people of Japan eat. Then look at their rates of heart disease and high blood pressure. Then tell me again how dangerous salt is. (Pro tip: It's not the salt that's killing us.)
12/29/2015 4:52:35 PM

What shocks me is all the people who watch the sodium levels, but figure sea salt is OK. Sea salt is still sodium chloride and does the same amount of damage as regular salt if too mach is ingested. Plus according to the American Heart Association, the extra minerals are just in minuscule amount, and people will get them if they eat a well balanced diet.

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