Salt: the story that won’t die

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Salt-controversy-wont-go-away.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:40 — 3.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI’m done worrying about what this person or that person says about salt these days.  The health and nutrition minders have split into two groups: Salt is poison and we should eat almost none (although, oopsie!, the sodium in […]

Salt Sanity

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Salt-Sanity.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:32 — 3.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI like salt.  In moderation.  On tossed salad.  On eggs.  On hamburgers.  On potatoes.  On tomatoes.  I’m probably something of an outlier in my profession, since everyone else is officially anti-salt.  We’re supposed to repeat the mantra of Low […]

More salt controversy

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Salt-Controversy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:06 — 3.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe experts are arguing about sodium again, after a recent report from the Institute of Medicine questions the American Heart Associations strict sodium dogma.  Despite the negative and guilt-laden image of salt consumption, sodium is essential to life and […]

Salt Wars

Salt = bad, right?  Maybe not so much.  The nutrition world has another controversy* that’s got the Food Police up in arms – the suggestion that cutting back on salt isn’t necessarily going to result in Health Utopia. Salt is sodium chloride, and it’s the sodium part of that molecule that’s linked to increased risk […]

“Moist & Tender” pork: a good argument for local food

Something annoying is happening to fresh pork: it’s all labeled “Moist and Tender”.  Isn’t that nice.  Who wouldn’t want pork that’s “moist and tender” instead of tough and leathery?  Here’s another thing Moist and Tender means: high salt. It’s a sad commentary on how our lack of cooking skills is changing our food supply.  The […]

You may now eat steak

New Flash: processed meats are high in salt.  Another news flash: fresh unprocessed meats are not high in salt.  When researchers compared intake of processed vs. fresh meat to heart disease risk they discovered that, lumping all “meat” together isn’t a good idea.  Apparently processed meat intake is linked to increased risk for heart disease […]

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