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Switch to Reduced-Sodium Salt Substitute to Prevent Millions of Deaths a Year

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Now scientists are telling us to switch to a salt substitute to save lives

Its not the salt at fault, its the food manufacturers putting excessive salt in their products

If you dont eat too much processed food then this doesnt affect you that much

They say the switch isnt that expensive, but i will guarantee the price of their foods will increase

https://www.sciencealert.com/making-1-simple-substitution-for-table-salt-could-save-millions-of-lives-study-shows

telmel
a month ago
What do you think of this?
MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

Food and Pharma..big swizz all the way in and over. Moderation not denial I'd say.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a month ago

My father ate no processed food at all. His diet was meat, potatoes and vegetables. However, they cooked the potatoes and vegetables in salt and then he added more to his meal. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in his 70’s and had a good portion of his stomach removed. The surgeon told him that he believed salt had eroded his stomach and caused the cancer.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

Interesting.Prayers for him G.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a month ago

MelissaLee1963 sadly, he’s gone now, but managed another 15 years after his operation! He didn’t like the no salt regime though 🙄

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

gerrykelly25 God Bless. I am hooked on black pepper so able to minimise but couldn't envisage life totally without. Sugar is worse by far methinks.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

OMG will you stop with these topics its depressing me lol

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

L , its whats going on in the world

It could help you make a choice about something maybe you didnt know about and help save your life or someone in the family, or at least improve your health

I know everyone knows how harmful salt can be in excess, but if the manufacturers are going to change what they put in your food now and replace salt with another chemical isnt it best to know about it ?

Look how they have messed around with butter, telling you how bad it is for you in the early days and suggesting you use margerine, now we know margerine is a bigger killer with the trans fatty acids they use to make it

Knowledge is power

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

telmel sorry but no if we listened to everything these people say we wouldn't eat anything its stupid

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

telmel Knowledge is power. With you on that T.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

We all have a choice L, if you want to eat all, you can, but at least if you have information about whats in the food you are eating then you can decide yourself

We are fairly lucky in the UK, they have standards for most foods, other countries there are none, and they put anything they like in it, like China, even the USA have worse standards than ours

The problem is we get a lot of food imported and we havent started getting the chlorinated chickens yet

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

telmel sorry but all these topics about helping living longer we live and we die its apart of life people die and that cuts some of the population so new can be born

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

A little blunt and to the point, thats true L, but i would like to live a little longer if i am allowed to , so I just try to be a little healthier if i can , i dont want to work all my life and not reap the benefits of retirement at the end , what little there are

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

telmel im not saying you shouldn't and the way things are going ill died before I could retire lol all im saying we have one life live it try not stress over what to eat that how eating disorders start I know I was bulimic

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Leannexxx I am really sorry to hear that L, now i understand why you are saying this about the articles, i hope you are ok now

I am not saying anyone should reduce their intake of food , just have a look at the label maybe and see what might be healthier for you

The example here is salt, i know the manufacturers put too much in their packet foods, so i never sprinkle any extra salt on my food, maybe on chips , with lots of vinegar

That way at least i am trying not to have too much

I love my food, and i think what you say is true, but i would blame dieting and the fads that companies encourage people to go on for eating disorders , and in some way social media for promoting thin as being the fashion

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

telmel yeah im ok now thank you took for me to have my oldest to get over it and help from a consultant when I was pregnant with my last one mid wife's were all over it making sure I was alright with morning sickness

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Pjran
Pjrana month ago

I assume, like most things in our diet, everything in moderation. My mother used to salt the water before boiling veg but I managed to cut that one out. For some reason I always put salt in to cook pasta. Maybe I should stop that too.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

Pjran salt in pasta? I put salt in the water to stop it sticking but you can use Oliver oil to for that

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Some things you cannot help doing P, if you need it for cooking methods for example its sometimes unavoidable , but as i was saying to L, when you have plenty of it already in processsed foods i would try not to sprinkle it again on the same food when cooked

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Leannexxx Theres a good example of an alternative L, thank you

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Pjran
Pjrana month ago

Leannexxx yes I put a little in the boiling water then add the pasta. I’m pretty sure it states to do that in the cooking directions.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

Pjran oh lol didn't know that I've never done that because of what I have with it to be honest I don't add salt to anything most of the things I buy have enough in and when it comes to veg I cheat I.get steam fresh lol

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