When you go and look at our habits of fast-food....just one episode of eating out is an entire day’s worth of sodium. If you really wanted to change your life while in your forties...limit yourself to one fast-food episode a month....manage at least one piece a fruit a day....and cut out all sodas. You’d probably add five more years onto your life.
So I get the green light to eat my favorite snack of peanut butter and banana sandwich?
However, I do remember reading an article that said that salt didn’t have much to do with high blood pressure.
Who knows what to believe anymore.
potassium salt balance
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I guess I’ll switch to iodized salt.
Learned a new word: pulses (refers to legumes that grow in pods)
The article says that potassium is found in:
...most types of food, but particularly in fruit, such as bananas, vegetables, pulses, nuts and seeds, milk, fish, chicken and bread.
Beware the advice of physicians who kill their patients.
Today about 30,000 a year in Britain alone.
That being said, if you really want more potassium in your diet, get a shaker of Morton salt substitute.
This is because supplements are usually limited to about 99mg of potassium, because otherwise they would be too big to swallow. Typically, a healthy adult person needs about 4,700mg a day (via WebMD), so a 99mg dose is tiny.
However, 1/4 tsp of Morton salt substitute contains 610mg of potassium, which is about 17% US RDA.
Why do I have a feeling that someone will reading this article, gobble potassium like there’s no tomorrow, and go into hyperkalemia?
Where do you buy potassium, at building supply magazines? Can you buy less than 50 lbs at a time?