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The food industry and government are very concerned about the harmful effects of a high salt diet. They are trying to bring about a reduction in the amount of salt in processed foods as well as salt added to cooking, and the table. Many people feel that to cut down the sodium intake that they can switch to more expensive and premium forms of salt, such as sea salt and pink Himalayan salt. They believe that they are healthier than regular table salt. Some surveys have shown that 61% of consumers believe that sea salt is lower in sodium than table salt. Garlic salt and celery salt are also popular alternatives to regular table salt.
Do not be deceived! Salt is salt. No matter how expensive salt is, whether it comes in crystals or grains, from the sea or the Himalayas, our research has shown that all salts have more or less the same sodium content as table salt. Apart from specific alternatives to sodium salts (such as potassium salt) all salt is high in sodium, which increases your blood pressure, and this increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and several other health conditions.
So, what other alternatives can you use to season your foods and meals? Use herbs and spices. Reducing the amount of salt in your diet helps to improve health. Foods may initially taste bland, but within two or three weeks, you will become accustomed to the taste of lower salt foods. During this time, the salt taste receptors in the mouth become much more sensitive to salt, and you will begin to detect salt much more efficiently at lower levels. Using other sources of flavor, such as herbs, spices, black pepper, vinegar, lemon juice, and chili, can improve the taste of food ultimately to make the transition even more comfortable for you.
So start going through your herb and spices rack and bring some life to your food by putting zesty seasonings for tonight’s meals.
Action on Salt. (n.d.). Retrieved January 25, 2020, from http://www.actiononsalt.org.uk/
What is your favorite seasoning?
It’s time to pay attention to your skin. The month of November is National Healthy Skin Month which is sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. You may not realize it, but your skin reveals a lot about your overall health. It is important to be aware of what it takes to keep your skin healthy as well as understanding how to treat and prevent common skin problems. That is why having natural skin is healthy skin.
You may ask what is natural skin? Wikipedia defines that "Natural skin care is the care of the skin (the largest organ of the body) using naturally-derived ingredients (such as herbs, roots, essential oils and flowers) combined with naturally occurring carrier agents, preservatives, surfactants, humectants and emulsifiers (everything from natural soap to oils to pure water). The classic definition of natural skin care is based on using botanically sourced ingredients currently existing in or formed by nature, without the use of synthetic chemicals, and manufactured in such a way to preserve the integrity of the ingredients."
"Natural skin care goes beyond the application of products on one's skin. It also pertains to a holistic philosophy surrounding the holistic care of one's body. This includes the belief that what is ingested will affects all aspects of health, including the health of skin. People who use natural skin care products are less concerned with artificial beauty enhancements, as they feel that natural beauty is healthy beauty."
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