To salt or not to salt- that really is the question..
For as long as I can remember, I have been extra careful with the amount of salt that I add to my food and I have become conscious of the amount of salt in my food, always choosing the lower sodium option. Growing up, my mom always added salt to the food as she cooked it and as kids, we were never allowed free range with the salt cellar, so I became used to eating food as it was presented. I always balk at the sight of my husband adding salt to his food that I lovingly prepared, without even tasting it first! And yes, I would get on my high horse and tell everyone they need to cut down on salt because well, because salt is bad for you, right?
But what if all of this is wrong? What if salt is more beneficial than it is detrimental? I recently watched an interview with Dr James DiNicolantonio, a well respected cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and is well known and respected both nationally and internationally and is the author of the book The Salt Fix. In the interview, he discussed athletic performance and the benefit of salt and it sure got me thinking, and rethinking my attitude towards salt.
So, of course, I started doing some reading- looking at the pros and cons of our humble salt and here are some things I discovered
Definitely some food for thought and my research and reading has gotten me off my low sodium high horse and I have switched my refined table salt for an unrefined salt and now dinner time in my house is no longer clouded with hard feelings when my hubby salts his food that I lovingly prepared (from scratch) for him.