Skip to comments.Salt, we misjudged you
Posted on 06/03/2012 7:37:05 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
THE first time I questioned the conventional wisdom on the nature of a healthy diet, I was in my salad days, almost 40 years ago, and the subject was salt. Researchers were claiming that salt supplementation was unnecessary after strenuous exercise, and this advice was being passed on by health reporters.
When I spent the better part of a year researching the state of the salt science back in 1998 already a quarter century into the eat-less-salt recommendations journal editors and public health administrators were still remarkably candid in their assessment of how flimsy the evidence was implicating salt as the cause of hypertension.
You can say without any shadow of a doubt, as I was told then by Drummond Rennie, an editor for The Journal of the American Medical Association, that the authorities pushing the eat-less-salt message had made a commitment to salt education that goes way beyond the scientific facts.
While, back then, the evidence merely failed to demonstrate that salt was harmful, the evidence from studies published over the past two years actually suggests that restricting how much salt we eat can increase our likelihood of dying prematurely. Put simply, the possibility has been raised that if we were to eat as little salt as the U.S.D.A. and the C.D.C. recommend, wed be harming rather than helping ourselves.
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It's been that way for tens of thousands of years.
Overdo either, and you might die. But do without salt, fat, or water, and you die pretty darn quick.
Reduced salt could be the reason why people are getting fat. Ya never know.
Our grandparents and forefathers ate all kinds of greasy, fat and salt laden food. The fact that they actually worked and exercised helped them deal with it, not to mention all the chemical crap we eat these days isn’t helping.
The Lord, My God, says EVERYTHING in moderation. Figure it out!
Add Beer to that list!
Good! Now I won’t have to add as much meat to my salt.
“If you don’t eat salt, and you don’t eat fat... you will die.”
My Doctor gave me the best advice a guy raised on Southern Fried Cooking ever heard in a Doctor’s office: Eat more salt!
I gave up eating canned and processed foods years ago simply because I wanted to eat fresher stuff and enjoy cooking, hence, I wasn’t getting any sodium (salt) from those sources. The Doc’s advice was such a nice windfall. I add salt like a madman now. No repercussions!
Be dashed if I'd like to try it.... but in theory, it is possible.
Moderation is relative. What’s the “moderate” limit on methamphetamine?
you should check this out
Used to bring my own salt shaker to one friend’s dinner events. Things are better now. Maybe because they’ve been convinced Sea Salt is healthier than Plain Old Salt.
All right, THAT DOES IT! I’m going to start using salt again on things I used to enjoy putting salt on:
Fresh whole tomatoes
green onions (scallions for you New Englanders)
There was a minor power struggle, and I ate more salt, and got my fresh H2O.
They said it was a 'socialogical problem because the subject doesn't eat foods from grocery stores, like most patients'
They also said I would die if left on my own after their attentions. That didn't happen either. Ask anyone here on FR that I've irritated recently. I'm still here, baby!
Seems a lot of people misjudged Salt!!
After reading your post, I have a craving for an extra large bag of heavily salted and buttered movie popcorn! Mmmmm! I think I’d like to wash it down with a bucket sized, ice cold Dr. Pepper. Take that, Nanny Bloomberg!
Just because one CAN do something, doesn’t mean one SHOULD.
And bananas too. The potassium in the `nanners takes the sodium chloride by the ears and boxes them into submission.
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