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End Those Salty Ways

By New You Editorial
Posted On Jan 14, 2013






The Japanese call it the miracle spice; clearly U.S. food makers believe that, since they load everything from soups to spaghetti sauces with tons of it. Best selling author and chef, Alex Hitz says, “never ever be afraid of salt.” Chefs like Hitz love what gourmet salts can do for a meal, but does it really matter whether your intake comes from fancy foie gras or canned soup? Whereas the American Heart Association recommends a daily allowance of 1,500 milligrams a day (less than teaspoon), the average American consumes more than double the recommendation of salt – in any form. The result is an epidemic of high blood pressure and other circulatory disorders that ages your skin and leads to heart disease. Brian Williams, from NBC, recently told his audience that cutting down the average daily consumption of salt for the average American would be “the equivalent of quitting smoking” in terms of health benefits. So put an end to the habit today, and embark on an enlightened salt diet for life.