Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Doctor Doctor, What is the Deal with Salt?

By Paula J. Jimenez Subscribe to RSS | June 18th 2012 | Views:

Exactly why is it that when a study is released stating salt is bad for our bodies, another one arrives claiming the opposite. What and who particularly should we listen to? For numerous years, our mothers and fathers, medical doctors, nutrition experts have instructed us to moderate our salt intake or absolutely eliminate it from our meals. But really, can food pull through without having salt? We all know food is more enjoyable with salt. Imagine a juicy tomato without salt - not just the same eh?

We’ve heard numerous people who’ve cut down their salt intake to zero. In the past after I lessened my salt intake, I’d eat a meal at a friend’s house who still made use of salt, and came to the realization I didn’t miss salt whatsoever. But it also came with the awareness that salt used in foods seemed to kick food into higher, more alive mode. As an alternative to salt, I had become proficient in using different herbs to put flavor in my food.

A bit of background on salt: salt helped our ancestors to preserve food, thereby eliminating the need to travel over long distances in order to get food. Essentially, it stopped them from staying nomads, and contributed to the development of civilization. But wait, why is it getting vilified today?

Lately new research was published in the American Journal of Hypertension involving 6,250 men and women. The study’s summary uncovered there was clearly no solid data that decreasing salt consumption reduces the risk for heart attacks, strokes or death in people with regular or high blood pressure levels.

Intersalt was a significant study printed in 1988 that evaluated sodium intake with blood pressure level in people from 52 international research centers. The study found there was no relationship between sodium intake and high blood pressure. The truth is, the people who ate the most salt, about 14 grams each day, experienced a lower blood pressure level than the people who ate the smallest amount of salt, about 7.2 grams daily.

Cochran Collaboration, an international, independent, nonprofit health care research organization published a review of 11 salt reduction trials in 2004. This review was backed in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The review discovered that over the long term low salt diets, compared to normal diets, lowered systolic blood pressure (the top number in the blood pressure reading) in healthy people by 1.1 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) by 0.6 mmHg. That’s like a comparison of 120/80 to 119/79. Doesn’t appear to be much does it?

So with all the details swirling inside your head, who do you believe? Can’t say for certain eh? Doctor, who do we believe? Let’s bear in mind studies can be compromised depending on just what the company that is paying it would like the study to go.

Now, words of advice, although not authoritative; try to go for natural salt rather than the typical table salt or processed salt. It is considered by many people that table salt can cause conditions which includes various forms of arthritis, the dreaded cellulite, kidney stones, gall bladder stones, and of course, high blood pressure. So to be safe, just use natural salts and moderate your use.

Paula J. Jimenez - About Author:
Over the last nine years, New Hope Medical Center, a Cancer Treatment Center, has used very effective non invasive Cancer Therapies to thousands of patients. Offering Alternative Cancer Treatments with a personal approach to each person based on their body makeup, New Hope Medical Center treats Cancer differently, but definitely better.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Health Articles Subscribe to RSS

Human hair extensions – a natural looking alternative
Published by Julia Roger on March 19th 2012 | Health
Are you thinking of kicking off 2012 will a totally new look? If like many of us you want to transfo...
Artificial Disk Replacement- a safer alternative treatment for back pain
Published by Sam Bradson on December 22nd 2011 | Health
Artificial disk replacement – The most popular treatment for problematic degenerative disc disease...
Orthodontics Centreville VA offers treatments with modern day braces
Published by Johnharvay on January 3rd 2012 | Health

Treatment procedures of Orthodontics Centreville VA are highly sophisticated and up-to-date. The...
Get your beauty therapy done in an alternative manner in Glasgow
Published by Leithjason on January 12th 2012 | Health
These treatments are useful for both and women and there are specific treatments for different requi...
Regain your look by facial aesthetics, beauty treatments
Published by Osborne Skin on January 27th 2012 | Health
Beauty is for everyone. And it is your right to look and feel beautiful the way you would want to. I...
Get your beauty treatments with the special Contour Rolling Method
Published by Azzarra Lafif on January 11th 2012 | Health
Some of their most popular treatments are their hand treatments that offer some great deals for your...
Numerous cosmetic treatments and their importance
Published by Ema Sis on July 12th 2012 | Health
Age spots and brown spots are the results of over contact with the sun otherwise sun damage of your ...
Plastic Surgeons in India – Providing world-class treatments
Published by Jamesalexjendra on March 20th 2012 | Health
A good personality has become the need of everyone in this era. Everyone desires of having sparking ...
Braces Oakton VA guarantees highly satisfactory orthodontic treatments
Published by Ashtonleigh on February 21st 2012 | Health
People no more feel hesitant to opt for orthodontic treatments to overcome dental imperfections or t...
Electronic cigarettes – Groovy alternative to Smoke Anywhere
Published by Vapourettes on December 13th 2011 | Health
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, is an electric tool that copies the act of tobacco smoking b...
What makes India so special for orthopedic treatments
Published by Nathan Jone on January 18th 2012 | Health
India, the emerging destination for medical tourism is growing leaps and bounds with each passing da...
Constipation causes and treatments
Published by Priyanka Sharma on June 18th 2012 | Health
The stomach is naturally a hallow organ possessing several digestive glands to produce stomach acid ...
The best way for Sedation dentistry treatments
Published by Cristeenajohn on August 7th 2012 | Health
Sedation dentistry is the part of dentistry which involves the use of pharmacological agents to rela...
Check out the best hair loss treatments.
Published by Stefenm on July 20th 2012 | Health
For preventing hair loss & hair fall, you have to apply ayurvedic, herbal etc hair loss treatments. ...
Various skin care treatments available in the markets
Published by Jenny Decosta on July 20th 2012 | Health
Unwanted hair problem is being faced by a number of people all over the world. People are tired of ...
An alternative to fresh smooth and supple feet
Published by Vjneel on January 12th 2012 | Health
Refresh your feet by this exclusive and painless treatment of Beautifoot. It allows removal of dead ...
Botox Cheshire is just one of the many beauty treatments offered by Smooth Medical
Published by Julia Roger on January 12th 2012 | Health
We have a team of experienced and highly qualified practitioners that listen to your needs and desig...
E cigarettes are the best alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes
Published by Sunny Sahot on February 6th 2012 | Health
Electronic cigarettes are made of three main parts i.e. battery, atomizer, cartridge and when all th...
Skin Treatment Types of treatments for Anti Ageing Measures
Published by Ema Sis on May 14th 2012 | Health
Skin treatment procedures are viewed that should be more practical inside making a glowing look. Loa...