Salt the Roads, Not Your Heart


Salt Crystals

Neither my stove nor my table has seen salt or any form of sodium in over tweny years. According to the American Heart Association, the average american should only eat less than 2300 mgs/day.

When I started college way back when, my doctor told me to stop eating all forms of salt, from my cooking to my table, due to high blood pressure. Maybe you’ve heard the same thing and think your food will be bland, or you’re mourning salting your evening potatoes or morning eggs. Instead of adding salt, try adding some spices and herbs. Thyme and basil are two easy spices to use. Or, you can buy or creat your own sodium or salt-free spice/herb blend. Look on your grocers spice aisle. You’ll be surprised how tasty they are. Just remember each shake of salt is another shake towards heart failure.

 

Harsh to hear, but you should be aware of all the damage salt can do to your heart and how many foods naturally have salt in them. Yes, nature has already added salt to your foods, along with nutrients, vitamins and minerals. If you already have health issues, don’t add to your body’s fight to help keep you healthy.

 

When you stop adding salt to your foods, you will begin to actually taste your food. Then you will have a greater appreciation for what you are eating. You’ll begin to wonder why you even salted your food to begin with.

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