Tip of the Week: Top 10 Sources of Salt

HeartHawk
By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2012-02-20 20:57:45 -0600
Started 2012-02-15 23:00:47 -0600

For those of us who are salt sensitive we try to limit out salt intake to control our blood pressure. But do you really know where salt is hidden in the food we eat. The article below reveals the real sources of salt.

http://www.heartconnect.com/heart-conditions-...

I am curious. Did this report reveal anything? Are any of us eating things that we did not know contained a lot of salt?

HH


13 replies

arkansasurviver
arkansasurviver 2012-02-19 18:24:57 -0600 Report

I am on my app under discussions. On a lot of post you give links, one can not click them on the app.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-02-19 22:49:41 -0600 Report

Hmmm, they should be clickable. I wonder if it has to do with CSS formatting for mobile apps. I'll have to check. Which phone are you using?

HH

Gulcherboy
Gulcherboy 2012-02-19 15:18:27 -0600 Report

I am still trying to wrap my brain around the idea that in this country we SALT our CANDY! It's true! Check out your favorite candy bar's label. Now, I understand if the candy bar has some kind of nuts in/on it — but I've found salt in plain chocolate bars! Okay, salt is a flavor enhancer — but we're talking about chocolate, here! It's not exactly without flavor on it own!

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-02-19 22:51:55 -0600 Report

Gulcher,

Heh, it's because a lot of us are hooked on salt. Actually, companies also put wheat in foods because it has a protein that acts like an opiate that addicts us. Ever wonder why it is so hard to give up bread and rolls?

HH

Gulcherboy
Gulcherboy 2012-02-20 07:09:22 -0600 Report

Hey, HH!

It's only 8 a.m. and I've already learned my something new for the day! Thank you for that! I did not know that about wheat. In fact, I've never heard of an opiate-mimicking protein, for that matter! Maybe I'll got back to the kitchen and get stoned on a loaf of whole wheat! (That's a joke. Really.) Thanks for the info, though. There is a fair amount of bread in my diet, so I'll be a little more cautious about my meal selections!

arkansasurviver
arkansasurviver 2012-02-18 10:09:12 -0600 Report

Hey if I could make a suggestion. I wish on my phone the links you give out were clickable. I use the app and so I have to back to the site. By the way great article.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-02-18 22:28:45 -0600 Report

arkansas,

Are you talking about the links on this site (in the discussions and article posts) or on the sites where the articles actually reside?

HH

LennyDenny
LennyDenny 2012-02-16 10:59:40 -0600 Report

Your right, salt is every where. I didn't know how much was in the prepared food we buy at the store until I had my heart attack. Since that time I read the labels on every thing I buy. I have given up a lot of things I had really liked because of the sodium levels. But you can find a lot of good replacements that are low in sodium and sugars. I have to watch both since I have both heart problems and am diabetic. I know you've said it before and so have I that the best solution is to educate your self. You can learn from the friends here and others that have the same problems.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-02-17 00:08:31 -0600 Report

Lenny,

Salt sensitivity is one problem I don't have but I do stay away from sugar and wheat since I got into that new book Wheat Belly. Scary stuff that wheat and I mean the wholeplant not just gluten!

HH