Growing up, we had these sets of visitors who always asked for extra salt whenever mom served them meals. They would sprinkle salt even on pawpaw. Ludicrous!
Later, dad picked up the habit. Before he even tasted the food, he will add extra salt.
Others believe that taking extra salt means neutralizing sugars in their blood stream. What error!
When you practice poor table habits as these,you are bound to set yourself up for disease.
Too much salt in the diet coupled with too little activity can lead to high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease.
Below are some tips on Healthy Salt Habits:
1. Buy salt that is sealed in satchets or bottles.
2. Do not buy salt that is exposed to the air.
3. Only add salt to taste while cooking.
4. Once the pot is removed from heat,do not add extra salt.
5. When food is served on the table ,do not add extra salt
6. Get rid of salt shakers on your table
All these will help de-condition your salt taste buds over time.
Recommended salt intake 5g or less for many, and 2grams or less for people over 51 years of age.
By the way, 5g of salt is less than a teaspoon!
I love you, I love your health.
Your favourite family physician,