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Post by Monk (in hiding) on Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:42 am

Keep it around 1,500 mg day.

Average intake is like 5,000 mg day.

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Post by Kaere on Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:14 am

Cut out the processed foods and your intake will drop dramatically... same with sugar. It's a wicked hard battle though, at least for me.
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Post by Agartha on Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:53 am

Yes, you are both right: salt should not exceed a certain limit and most (75%!!!) of our salt intake comes from processed food.

Most common foods have lots of salt, including stock cubes, cereals, etc.  Even soluble vitamins and painkillers have salt.
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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:59 pm

Yep both are nasty!

I use a little salt when I am cooking but never put any on after the grub is cooked.

The old saying is; "A little of what you fancy does you good". That doesn't mean to over indulge but.

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Post by Lenzabi on Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:52 pm

I use herb seasonings like Mrs Dash which is a salt avoidance thing. when boiling pasta, I use a small pinch to keep the pasta from gumming together, plenty of salt in the sauce as far as I am concerned and the cheese and the added mushrooms and artichoke hearts.

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Post by Rogue on Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:20 am


I do like a little Garlic salt, used sparingly of course.

But also I only buy the iodised salt otherwise. Least a little supplement of iodine is good... right?
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Post by Rockhopper on Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:59 am

Stop you getting Goitre Roggie!

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Post by Rogue on Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:08 am


Cool thats good then, I was sure there was a reason Very Happy
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Post by Kaere on Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:24 pm

I use table salt (iodized) when I cook sometimes... but if you haven't you should try sea salt. It has a softer taste to it, if that makes sense, less bite. Nicer for sprinkling on your food.
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Post by Agartha on Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:40 am

I only use sea salt, and not much. Sea salt is still sodium but has got other important minerals too, and mineral deficiency has been linked to hypertension.
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Post by Rockhopper on Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:23 am

Yeah, a scientist back in the 30's discovered that Goitre was caused by a deficiency of Iodine and he came up with a way of getting people to take the required amount by putting it in salt. After that was done Goitre almost disappeared in all of the western countries.

Iodine is not stored in the body so we must get our daily dose each day. Sea salt has Iodine in it.

In Roman times the Centurions were given a parcel of salt each year as part payment hence the word "Salary"

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Post by Agartha on Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:54 am

Yes, I knew about the Romans and their 'salary'.
But I never knew about why iodine was added to salt. We need very little iodine every day, and as long as as you eat fish, shellfish, strawberries, yogurt, cow's milk, eggs or Kelp, you should be fine.
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Post by Monk (in hiding) on Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:55 am

@Rockhopper wrote:Yeah, a scientist back in the 30's discovered that Goitre was caused by a deficiency of Iodine and he came up with a way of getting people to take the required amount by putting it in salt. After that was done Goitre almost disappeared in all of the western countries.

Iodine is not stored in the body so we must get our daily dose each day. Sea salt has Iodine in it.

In Roman times the Centurions were given a parcel of salt each year as part payment hence the word "Salary"

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Salzburg = "Salt Fortress"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salzburg

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