When I was approximately 9 or 10 years old, my father came home with a dread diagnosis: high blood pressure. Suddenly, things changed drastically around our kitchen. Salt disappeared, and Mrs. Dash moved in. Low-sodium cookbooks moved into heavy rotation. And I whined. Oh, did I ever whine. I’ve been a salt lover since I was small, and this family ban on salt seemed draconian to me. “But I don’t have high blood pressure,” I remember howling. “Why can’t I eat the salt?”
I've just been reading this past article about so called designer salt that hopes to reduce the sodium in food by 25% - as a well know commercial says every little helps but can't we do more that this?
The article makes reference to Susan Weiner Nutrition
Susan Weiner explains that sodium, which can show up in large amounts in processed food, is something to keep an eye on to help control blood pressure and promote health....more
Thanks to Virginia, BlogHer's resident technology editor, I recently learned how to use a "feed reader", also know as RSS. Don't laugh, I know I'm a bit behind the times. I like having so much information in one place, but it can be a little overwhelming as well.
This week I noticed there was a lot of women's health issues in the news. So I thought I would use this post to touch on a few of them.
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