Did you know that if you avoid salt entirely, you may also be at risk for health problems?  The healthiest salt options will be explored here so that you can make informed decisions. The discussion of salt should be an easy one.  It’s bad for you, right? Headlines about salt are quite conflicting.  Two headlines from reputable sources taking polar views on the topic of salt.  For example,  a headline from Harvard Health, states that salt increases our death risk, the next headline from New York Times, claims that sodium may help us lose weight. I’ve worked in healthcare for a long time and can tell you that both are probably right in their own way, but neither mutually exclusive. Salt: Is there a time and a place for it?  Absolutely.  Does it cause health problems for some? Definitely. We don’t live in a bubble where a food is either good or evil and absolute rules apply to all.  Nutrients and foods help balance out each other, even have synergistic effects with other nutrients when used correctly.

 

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