Monday, January 17, 2011

Salt

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Salt is a necessary part of the diet, which is essential for the maintenance of correct volume of circulating blood and tissue in the body. Currently though the majority of people over consume salt, which causes many health problems, including high blood pressure... so how do you make sure you are getting enough salt and not too much , the aim is to make sure that you take in no more than 4g a day ( if you are engaging in vigorous exercise this amount increases). This is approximately 1.5 teaspoons of salt, but humans can survive on 1g of salt a day.
The majority of salt that is consumed in Australia is via processed foods, where it is used to enhance flavour and preserve foods. So what can we do, use Himalayan Sea Salt ($8.99) with over 87 trace minerals, stay away from processed foods, eat lots of fresh foods high in potassium and drink lots of water to help flush your body!


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  1. I love your blog and would love to guest post an educational article I have written pertaining to organic and local foods. If you are interested please email me for more information.

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