Category: Salt

How Salt and Sodium Impacts Humans

The Effects of Sodium and Salt on the Human Body

If you don’t take in enough sodium on a regular basis, it could cause problems for your body. Sodium plays a very important role in the human body as it’s responsible for helping control nerve impulses, allowing muscles to contract and relax, and keeping water and minerals balanced. But you don’t want to take in… Read more »

Even If You Avoid the Shaker, You May Be Intaking Too Much Salt

Salt Shakers

Did your doctor just suggest that you should consider cutting salt out of your diet? If so, your first inclination might be to throw your salt shaker away. You might be under the impression that doing that alone will stop you from taking in more salt than you should. However, often times, cutting out salt… Read more »

How to Season Food Without Salt

Seasoning Without Salt

When you’re cooking a meal and trying to add some flavor to it, salt is probably one of the first things you reach for. But eating too much salt day in and day out can be very bad for your health. It’s why you should make every effort to season your meals without salt whenever… Read more »

Ways to Add Flavor to Your Food Without Using Salt

Flavoring Your Food Without Salt

Do you have high blood pressure? If so, it could be because you’re taking in way too much salt. While guidelines suggest Americans take in less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium (another name for salt) per day as part of a healthy diet, guess how much the average American consumes? If you guessed 3,400 milligrams… Read more »

How Much is Too Much Salt?

Too Much Salt

The average person doesn’t spend a whole lot of time figuring out how much salt they’re consuming on a daily basis. However, if you care about your health, you should make it a point to keep a close eye on how much sodium is sneaking its way into your diet everyday. You could prevent a… Read more »

Do You Know What Organic Means?

The word organic has nothing to do with salt or sodium but it is something we all should know about. It is about healthier choices. According to Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce… Read more »

Doc Says No More Salt…What Can I Do?

First step: Take the salt shaker off the table and don’t add salt to your cooking. Just don’t do it. Tip: You don’t need to add salt to water when cooking potatoes, rice, pasta or even oatmeal. Your toppings will be enough to flavor them. Just eliminating salt from the table and your cooking is… Read more »

Why Do We Crave Salty Foods?

Some people just love and crave salt. Are you one of them? Do you love salt on fries, eggs, rice, chips, or tomatoes? How about avocado, soups, steak, corn, popcorn, oatmeal, or grapefruit? Have you seen anyone salt pickles or pizza? Besides copious amounts of sugar and caffeine, today’s typical American sure does have an… Read more »

Tips For Helping You Calculate Your Daily Sodium Intake

The powers-that-be, doctors, nurses, dietitians, recommend that people take in between 1,500 milligrams or less with health problems and maximum 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily for a healthy person. For the record, one teaspoon of table salt equals about 2,300 milligrams of sodium. If you’re like most people in America, then you’re consuming way more… Read more »

The Differences Between Sodium and Salt

If you mention the word “salt” to people, the vast majority know exactly what you’re talking about and what it is. “The white stuff you put on food” is the typical response, right? Then there’s the word “sodium,” which not as many people can clearly identify. Some people use salt and sodium interchangeably, as if… Read more »

Reasons to Cut Down on Sodium Intake

Why are so many people today suffering from conditions such as hypertension? Could it stem from consuming foods with too much salt? That could be a factor. The American Heart Association recommends that we take in no more than 2,300mg (milligrams) of sodium per day and most low sodium diet guidelines should be 1,500 mg… Read more »

The Doctor Says “No Salt” Now What?

Hi Everybody, Debbie Benson here… This is where I can tell you about what I know, what I have found out, and here I can also rant a bit. Since I was a little girl I have been aware of sodium, both high and low levels, as you learned in my first Season-It Newsletter 3… Read more »