Salt’s Got a Bum Rap

This article really needs no explanation: Zoë does a great job in making a dry topic (get it? salt extracts moisture so I cleverly used it to… never mind), filled with all its scientific “blah-blah” very interesting! And if your doctor has put you on meds due to high blood pressure to change your numbers, this might just give you some ammo for your next visit!

“…have you heard of the expressions ‘salt of the earth’ or ‘worth his/her salt’? We describe someone as the salt of the earth when they are as good and worthy as anyone can be. The word salary comes from the Latin word salarium and has the root sal or salt. In ancient Rome, salary meant the amount of money given to a Roman soldier to buy salt, which was an expensive but essential commodity. This explains the ‘worth his salt’ expression.”

I post this on the heels of this study (finalized last month) that found that following the US’ Dietary Guidelines for sodium and potassium intake simultaneously is impossible for survivability. I love the last line that basically says, “before you recommend your guidelines, double-check your work!”



~ by Eat Fat, Get Skinny on March 11, 2013.

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