I heard about this calculator on CBC Radio's Metro Morning. I am a salt addict, and i need to start cleaning up that side of my health (one of my goals for 2013).
Anyone have tips on how they reduced they salt intake without feeling like everything was tasteless??
- Cooking with no salt added canned tomatoes or beans (Compliments Balance or PC Blue are lowest)
- Using fresh ingredients as much as possible
- less processed or fast food in general
- Drinking more water
- I tend to substitute hot peppers or sriracha sauce for salt in some meals
define normal healthy people
it can definitely increase your possibilities of having problems if you consume it to excess
I think a lot of people are just unaware of how much they actually do consume.
so i just did the test and it says my intake is 2000mg per day which is 32% more then normal and I get 54% of my salt from hot cereal and bakery products (i love bread) I eat regular Oatmeal monday to friday.. i don't know how accurate this is!
As stated in the NYT article, recent studies are showing that there's more of a genetic link to CD and Hypertension, then a cause by salt intake. As stated in the article as well, most new evidence is being dismissed, without just cause.
Here are a few recent studies (over the past few months) discussing the topic.
Blood pressure, cardiovascular outcom... [Acta Clin Belg. 2012 Nov-Dec] - PubMed - NCBI
Salt intake and blood pressure in the ... [J Bras Nefrol. 2012 Oct-Dec] - PubMed - NCBI
Salt intake and cardiovascular disease: why are ... [Eur Heart J. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI
Subjective evaluation of the frequen... [Environ Health Prev Med. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI
I'm much more concerned about my daily intake of generalising, inaccurate surveys.
Is there a survey I can take to find out if I'm taking too many?
What do you call "regular" oatmeal? do you cook oats yourself, or buy a prepared thing?
This is interesting to me because I am the perfect case study of the opposite: high-blood pressure, strokes heart attacks in spades in my family, but, oh surprise! I don't eat the way they do at all, and exercise a lot more; have never had high blood pressure in my life.
And yes I agree that if you cook most of your food from scratch, you're fine.