It's true. I do add salt - SEA SALT - to my food and I'm not worried that it will sabotage my health at all. In fact, I add it because I know my body needs it for optimal health.
It never fails. Whether it is the holiday season or some other celebratory time, people center their social events around food. With that comes the conversations on who is making what and what ingredients they'll use for it. Along with that comes the comments "Oh that has too much fat in it - I can't eat that!" or "Oh, I'd love to eat some of that but I have to watch my salt intake." Really? Well, I respectfully disagree. Ever since my research began into the world of food about 8 or 9 years ago, I have not only learned about the horrors of MSG and other artificial ingredients which my family now avoids, I've also learned that all of those 'taboo' ingredients the general public avoid aren't really all taboo at all - in fact, some of them are downright HEALTHY and essential!!!
Yes, my family DOES eat high fat foods - dairy, meats, etc. that come from quality grass-fed animals. Yep, even bacon. Somewhat often. Furthermore, I don't worry at all about adding salt to our foods. That's because we use sea salt. And yes, there really is a difference.
Before I go into the details here, let me remind you - I'm NOT claiming to be a medical doctor here (see my disclosure page), but I HAVE done a LOT of intensive research through the past 9 years - and I do keep re checking on what I've learned - and let me tell you, not everything we learned in junior high health class is true. So while I'm not a doctor, I do have information for you that you can take with a grain of salt (silly pun intended) or you can use it to spark your own research so that you can see for yourself. Just be sure to consider your sources. A reliable source is not one that is closely connected to the food industry making money to keep feeding the public lies.
It all started back in 1924 when there was a big epidemic. A large number of people were suffering from goiter, a swelling of the neck or larynx due to swelling the thyroid gland usually caused by iodine deficiency. People were not eating enough iodine rich foods such as seafood (shrimp, seaweed, etc.) as well as quality grass-fed dairy and eggs. So someone got the not so bright idea (though they thought it was at the time) to add iodine to salt. But this factory made salt is overly processed and not truly fortified as much as you would think. This all comes from the ongoing issue of how so many medical studies only focus on one factor at a time and ignore other critical components of the issue. ...continue reading "I Add Salt to My Food – and I’m not worried a bit!"