A "Great Taste No Pain Family Member" wrote to me last
week and asked me to talk about salt.
Everyone knows that salt is associated with high blood
pressure and increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
But let's take a little closer look at salt because people
have some misunderstandings about it.
First of all, salt is not the devil--it IS NEEDED by the
Sodium (one of salt's components) and potassium work
together to keep a normal balance of water between the
cells and bodily fluids. They're needed for nerve impulses
to travel like they should and for muscles to contract.
They also help maintain a proper acid-alkaline balance in
Chlorine (another component of salt) assists in the
formation of digestive juices and helps the body eliminate
The REAL problems with salt are:
1- What kind of salt is being eaten,
2- How much salt is eaten, and
3- Where it's coming from
What's in your shaker?
The kind of salt most people have in their shakers is
processed table salt. It's addictive and extremely acid-
forming to the body.
During processing, it's heated to 1,200 degrees F--that's
hot enough to melt cast iron! This causes negative changes
to the natural structure of the minerals, and makes it very
hard for your body to break down and eliminate any excess
...Get this - For every gram of processed salt your body
can't get rid of, it uses 23 times the amount of water to
neutralize the salt. And all that excess fluid swishing
around can lead to cellulite, arthritis, gout and kidney
and bladder stones.
The salt that our ancestors ate was a salt in its
naturally occurring form--potassium alkali salts, found in
non-grain plants. Unlike table salt, they're not highly
processed; they're alkaline to the body and have other
essential minerals like potassium and calcium.
There are a few great sources of salt that enhance instead
of harm your health that I give you in the Great Taste No
Pain manuals. http://greattastenopain.com/great.asp
If you're using regular table salt, it would behoove you
to switch to the ones I recommend. If you don't, you are
harming your health in numerous ways with every bite you
How much is too much?
The government's current recommendation for salt intake is
3,800 milligrams (about 2/3 of a teaspoon). This is made
of up 1,500 milligrams of sodium and 2,300 of chloride.
But the average American eats 4,000-6,000 milligrams of
salt a day, and many even eat 10,000-15,000 milligrams a
day or MORE!
Clearly we're way out of control with the salt we eat.
People are addicted to it and their taste buds have become
so used to it that they can't taste the natural flavors of
foods. I've even observed some people in restaurants
salting their food before they even take the first bite.
If you're a "auto-salt-a-holic," you can instead make
dishes that are mouth wateringly delicious, scrumptious and
yummy without tons of salt like I teach in Great Taste No
Pain. http://www.greattastenopain.com You'll find yourself
wanting and needing significantly less salt when your foods
taste great just the way they are.
Where is it from?
The biggest source of salt intake for Americans is, you
guessed it, processed food. Yet another reason to avoid
those poisons in a box, bag, can or jar.
Not only are you potentially eating 2-3 times the amount
of salt your body needs and can possibly handle, but you're
getting no nutrients and creating a huge amount of acid in
your body (which can lead to a whole host of diseases).
Plus, since these non-foods are created to be addicting,
you'll crave the chemical creations and their empty
calories over and over...as your waistline grows bigger and
Do yourself a huge favor for so many reasons--stay the
he** away from processed food and instead make real food
that tastes unbelievably delicious...the way I show you in
Great Taste No Pain. Learn how easy it is at
To your health,
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