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Old 06-21-2012, 07:05 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Added salt exists in almost every canned/preserved food. Salt and postassium are both needed in the body. The politics of salt becomes more muddled because not everyone is salt sensitive. I have high blood presssure but my salt intake does not appear to make a difference. I am more sensitive about postassium. I will easily get cramps if I dehydrate or my postassium is too low for too long. I also use lite salt and am ok with the taste. For those of you who may be salt sensitive, conisder the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. This diet aims at a maximum of 1500 mg of nacl a day. There is a wealth of free materials on the diet, including recipes and links to studies indicating its efficacy. Following is a link for those who might be interested:

What Is the DASH Eating Plan? - NHLBI, NIH

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