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Anon123

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« on: January 31, 2012, 07:10:27 pm »
I used to be a major salt-aholic. When I was a kid and teen and even well into my twenties, I used A LOT of salt, so much, my family used to joke that my dinner was like the Alps. So I cut down on salt over the last number of years, and recently, I tried to give up salt. But I found it really hard and didn't really enjoy my dinner.

I read on another site that sea salt is a healthier alternative, at least from a bone health point of view.

So is salt really bad and should you avoid table salt and use sea salt, or should you avoid sprinkling any salt on your food?
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Re: Salt
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 01:38:08 am »
Sea salt is just evaporated sea water and, for all practical purposes, is the same as salt.  It has a few trace elements in it but nothing much.  I've never tried it but heard it has a slightly different taste and some people prefer it.  But just remember:  salt is salt whether it comes from the sea or not.

Everyone in a modern society ends up addicted to salt.  Well, I guess I shouldn't say everyone, but a huge % of us do:  it's just in everything.  And pretty soon we feel that our food has literally no taste without it.

This is very dangerous, because, like sugar, we need a little and so our taste buds are finely tuned to pick out even small amounts of the stuff.  Unfortunately, more tastes even better and so we end up consuming way, way too much.

The good news is that if you give it up for awhile, you'll find that food with added salt begins to taste annoyingly salty.  This makes it easier to back off of the big quantities at least.

Salt is very dangerous stuff and I've already written quite a bit about it in these links:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Salt_Deadly

Did you know that salt assaults your erections directly?  Here's a few examples as to how it does it:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Salt_Erectile_Dysfunction

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Re: Salt
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Re: Salt
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 03:04:33 am »
Cheers. You're so right about the taste. Having backed off the salt, I now find processed turkey slices pretty salty whereas before, I'd have showered them with salt out of habit.

Would years of salt abuse be reversable?

I had a check a while back and the doc said I had low cholesterol and would not be at risk of heart disease. I can't remember the reasons he thought this much...
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Re: Salt
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 04:00:29 pm »
Salt, fructose, high glycemic meals, sitting, fats, trans fats - these are all very hard on the body in excess and most of us have done them for decades.  The good news is that men can partially reverse all of these usually with "good, clean livin'".  The body can heal itself to a remarkable extent and that is well worth the effort every time...

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Re: Salt
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 09:09:42 pm »
Cool. Knowing what I know now, I shudder to think of the vast amounts of salt I consumed since I was about 10 years old. The salt cellar was my friend. As a kid, I even had my own salt cellar. I was truly a salt-aholic.
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Re: Salt
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 04:30:06 am »
I've got to be honest:  I'm not even sure what a salt cellar is...
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Re: Salt
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2012, 11:36:22 pm »
I've got to be honest:  I'm not even sure what a salt cellar is...

lol I just spotted this post. By salt cellar, I meant salt shaker. I didn't realise that a salt cellar was actually a small bowl for holding salt at table.
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