Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Note on Salt

Alot of people have been saying to avoid salt these days. However sodium is an important part of your diet. Its vital for systems like digestion, muscle function and muscle contraction including that of your heart. It is however a natural part of all food matter and we only need a tiny bit in our food. Good quality sea salt is the best sorce of this (sodium chloride). Because it is a crystal it needs to be dissolved so best put it into your food while cooking and not at the dinner table.

To much can result in water retention, bone loss and high blood pressure. Processed ionized salt as been stripped of its balancing minerals... so theres a no go right there.

Alot of sodium can be found in miso, soy sauce or shoyu.