It’s time to celebrate salt!

https://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Time-to-celebrate-salt.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:45 — 2.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen it comes to food and nutrition, there always seems to be something new to learn.  ‘World Salt Awareness Week’ just made my list of things I never knew about.  Given all the hysteria about salt and health, including […]

Salt makes you…. hungry?

Who says space exploration is a waste of money? Over the years, plenty of useful information and technologies developed for space exploration programs has been translated to uses for everyday people.  Now we have another rather unexpected piece of information.  Salt does not make you thirsty. Here’s how this piece of .. useful?.. information was […]

Salt Sanity

https://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 […]

What exactly is fish sauce?

Fish sauce is not something you just put on fish Fish sauce is an essential ingredient in countless Asian recipes, from curries to soups to sauces and beyond.  It packs a fishy odor, and a strong salty and umami flavor punch, so you don’t need to use much. It’s low calorie, but also high sodium, […]

Featured food: natural pork

It’s hard to find pork that isn’t injected with salt water. A funny line in a TV show caught my attention recently: a family was eating dinner, and one of the characters remarked that pork just wasn’t the same anymore since they took all the fat out of it.  Amen. I think about that when […]

The potassium stars of summer

We hear lots of negative news about sodium — we eat too much, it’s bad for us, it leads to hypertension, everyone should cut back — WAAAAY back — and just get used to bland food. What we rarely hear is the good news about sodium’s partner, potassium.  Maybe we should.  Most of us never […]

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