Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Guardian)   Top food myths busted: Coffee good, red wine bad. Tree still pretty   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Nutrition, Meat, Milk, Saturated fat, Pork, Carbohydrate, red wine, good evidence  
•       •       •

365 clicks; posted to Food » on 23 May 2022 at 3:35 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



5 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2022-05-23 1:45:18 PM  
Sat 14 May 2022 08.00 EDTWe "discussed" this last week.
 
2022-05-23 3:54:57 PM  
Yeah, these aren't actually "busted", because next week there will be a study that contradicts ALL of this. And then the week after that, there will be another study that CONFIRMS all of this. And back and forth, on and on...
 
2022-05-23 3:57:55 PM  
I've made it to 70-yo, so I take these recommendations with a grain of salt (which is not the bug-a-boo common literature says it it).  Meta analysis of salt intake, world-wide, shows that only the Chinese eat too much sodium, >5 gm a day - over double the FDA recommendation.

I have high blood pressure and the level of sodium in my blood is one point above the minimum of the normal range. The trick is getting enough potassium, so your kidneys can do their job properly.
 
2022-05-23 4:43:16 PM  

natazha: I've made it to 70-yo, so I take these recommendations with a grain of salt (which is not the bug-a-boo common literature says it it).  Meta analysis of salt intake, world-wide, shows that only the Chinese eat too much sodium, >5 gm a day - over double the FDA recommendation.

I have high blood pressure and the level of sodium in my blood is one point above the minimum of the normal range. The trick is getting enough potassium, so your kidneys can do their job properly.


K
 
2022-05-24 12:00:14 AM  

natazha: I've made it to 70-yo, so I take these recommendations with a grain of salt (which is not the bug-a-boo common literature says it it).  Meta analysis of salt intake, world-wide, shows that only the Chinese eat too much sodium, >5 gm a day - over double the FDA recommendation.

I have high blood pressure and the level of sodium in my blood is one point above the minimum of the normal range. The trick is getting enough potassium, so your kidneys can do their job properly.


I have really, really high blood pressure as well. Like, I need 5 meds a few times per day to keep it under control. Otherwise I'm a stroke waiting to happen.

I've had a few doctors tell me that adding salt to your food is only bad if it's processed foods. If you're cooking fresh food and adding salt until it tastes good, you're still using a LOT less salt than if it's a processed food. Yeah, it takes a bit longer to cook but if you plan ahead a little bit it's not that bad.
 
Displayed 5 of 5 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.