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Watch wait for the MS specific information at the end of the video.

I am such a salt monkey that this makes me want to cry.

Wah. Wah. Wah.

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Astrid - Midwest US. Diagnosed 2006, OMS June 2016
I'm not a big salt eater but , like sugar, I can taste it in loads of foods.
I'm after having some bread with a vegetable chilli and my mouth is burning from salt . Guess it's just a higher sensitivity because I generally don't take it
Interesting vid Astrid - I'll be cutting down.
But the video doesn't explain where the participants in the MS study got their salt intake. If we eat a plant based, healthy diet and use salt to cook our food from scratch then it's very different form eating prepackaged food full of sodium.
I love salt, sea salt, Himalayan salt and use it in my cooking every day. Salt is important for a human body, as long as it's not a prepackaged salty snack like chips, or other junk food. Also there is a big difference between Western table salt and natural salt like sea salt or Himalayan salt without any anti-caking agents. Natural salt tastes much saltier and if you cook with it surely you'll keep the amount under control. It's the hidden sodium in prepackaged foods that gave salt such bad reputation.
While there may be a difference in the mineral content of different salts, sodium is sodium. It is an element The American Heart Association says that most Americans consume well over 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day. A reasonably reduction would be 2,300 mgs of sodium a day. The ideal amount to consume in a day would be 1,500 milligrams. 1,500 milligrams of sodium amounts to three-quarters of a teaspoon of salt per day. 2,300 milligrams of sodium is one teaspoon. There is empirically no difference between the sodium found in table salt, sea salt, or Himalayan pink salt. It is all marketing.
Astrid - Midwest US. Diagnosed 2006, OMS June 2016
I love this video.

3/4 teaspoon of salt a day sounds like a lot! but if it's hidden in processed or packaged foods then I guess it all adds up for those on a standard diet. I was shocked to see how much salt that cheese contains! Not that I eat it anymore but wow, it's so well camouflaged by the fat.

I don't use salt in cooking anymore but I will add a little to whatever I'm eating if it needs it. If salt is on the surface of foods it comes into contact with your tongue and you taste the "saltiness". So you don't need to use as much.

And we all need iodine, which in places like South Australia is naturally very low, so most salt has added iodine for our health.
Diagnosed August 2015
OMS November 2015
OMS Retreat May 2016
One teaspoon or 3/4 is a ton of salt! If you sprinkle salt to taste on your food you will not consume even close to 3/4 teaspoon a day. The findings of The American Heart Association relate to the Western diet of packaged food loaded with sodium. Table salt has no minerals whatsoever and is bleached. Adding real salt to the diet is important, we need iodine and the minerals and salt makes food taste good. Let's not eat a bland food! ;) Once again this video doesn't give any details about the participants' lifestyle and other factors, or whether their salt intake came from table salt alone or included all sodium containing foods they consumed a day.
I personally cut back on using salt and today I tried couple of green olives I always loved. Now they taste disgusting, like eating pure salt. :)
A large part of the average Sodium intake come from bread.
Tedi, natural salt does not contain iodine (but I might be wrong???) unless it is added to it. Iodine is added to table salt in many areas of the world.
"Real" and sea salt contain only a trace amount of iodine. After WWII, iodine was added to table salt to prevent goiter in the US' "goiter belt."

If you are eating a healthy diet like OMS you are likely getting enough iodine. It is present in fish and sea food, sea vegetables and in the soil, so eat your veggies. :D :D
Astrid - Midwest US. Diagnosed 2006, OMS June 2016
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