10 Reasons Why Salt Is NOT A Health Food By Thehealtylifess - The Healthy Lifes

10 Reasons Why Salt Is NOT A Health Food By Thehealtylifess

10 Reasons Why Salt Is NOT A Health Food  By Thehealtylifess
12 Reasons Why Salt Is NOT A Health Food



And I really have to dive deep into this because the main reason why I dive deep into different health topics is because it's - my life is on the line right. I almost lost my life when I was younger,so I really take my health seriously. And until you have maybe some life changing events in your life, where you're about to lose your life, you don't realize how precious your life is. So I want all you guys to you know, make the statement or the saying "Health is your greatest wealth" like make it true, make it important for you, instead of just you know not. And hopefully in this episode I'm going to explain to you guys the twelve reasons why salt should not be considered a health food. And hopefully you'll reduce your consumption of salt in your diet because it's not health food.

And let's not kid ourselves. So at the end of this episode I also giveyou guys eight tips, so you guys could reduce the amount of sodium you eat. Now the first thing I want to do is I wantto define what is salt. So in general, salt is like what's on thetable and you shake it right and that's the totally refined processed table salt thatmost people would agree is not health food. The challenge arises when people get theseother salts: Himalayan salt, Redmond salt, Celtic sea salt, Baja gold salt, all thesedifferent designer salts or even lava salts, red salts, pink salts, I mean whatever itis. They get like this whole marketing messageto them that like oh yeah, eat the Himalayan pink salt it's healthy, healthier than thestandard salt.

Well check it out, standards salt could belike mostly sodium chloride and that's what primarily salt composed of, its composed ofsodium chloride which are two minerals. and other different kinds of salts may containmore, different minerals, aside from the sodium chloride. So for example, the Himalayan pink salt isabout ninety seven percent silicon chloride, with three percent other minerals.

The Redmond minerals once again that's ninetyseven percent sodium chloride, with three percent other minerals. You might be thinking, John I get a Celticsea salt, that's the healthiest of them all, the Celtic sea salt is eighty four percentsodium chloride, and the rest is other minerals, I think like sixteen percent. But even a better salt than that would bethe Baja gold salt, and that's seventy one percent Sodium and chloride, and twenty ninepercent other minerals. One of the reasons for the benefits of saltis because of these other trace minerals that we really need and I'm not going to disagreewith that. We do need to get trace minerals. But I think it's maybe not the best way toget it from the salt.

So anyways what I want to do next is actuallyget into the twelve reasons why I consider salt not health food. 

number  1 reason why I don't believe saltis a health food is because for most of human history, human beings and their predecessors,the human beings have never salted their food. Furthermore animals in nature for the mostpart don't salt their food either. Yeah you can find a salt block here and there,you can make exceptions and you know animals will find a salt block and lick it and stuff,but for the most part you know, animals don't add salt to their food.

 All animals as well as us before modern maninvented machinery to mine salt and harvest salt, and all these things: we ate a saltfree diet. Our bodies have become accustomed to this,because that's how most of history, we've evolved. We're salt conserving machines. You know we all hold on to the salts. And so it gets recycled in our bodies, soyou really don't need that much. So you know with so many things in a modernday life we're doing things counter to how we evolved and how we lived and we would havedefinitely never have salt in the past.

 number 2 , why salt is not healthfood, is because it imbalances your sodium potassium balance, as it does with most Americans. We need to have a balance of two minerals:sodium and potassium in our bodies. And when we have the right balance of sodiumand potassium, we have sodium potassium pumps in every cell of our body which literally,there's a ton of them, a trillion, a gazillion, I don't know how many cells are in the body. But for each of these cells to move food inand out of the cell this sodium potassium pump need to be functionally optimal. And to be optimal, it needs to have are theright ratio of sodium to potassium. So the proper ratio of sodium to potassiummay be between like you know one Sodium to three potassium. Unfortunately most Americans sodium to potassiumratio are like one part sodium to like point seven potassium.

So this means that every cell in their bodyis not going to work as efficiently as it could because it doesn't have the right ratio. This is very important, and you know it'smost important to have the right ratio, and if you're eating salt for sure, you don'twant to believe what I'm saying in this video, you're not going to reduce your consumption,minimally increase, massively increase your consumption of the potassium rich foods. So it's not going to throw your balance offbecause that actually is even more critical in my opinion, than just actually stickingwith a certain amount of milligrams of sodium a day.



But yeah, this sodium potassium pump, if youdon't have the right ratios, it could wreak havoc on your body.


 Reason number 3  salt is not a health foodbecause it damages your arteries, within just thirty minutes of having a high salt meal,your artery function can be impaired and over a life time this can really mess you up. When your arteries are not working properlyand their function is impaired, you know they're not able to transport the blood, where theyshould need to be. You can get you know problems with blood circulation. You can also have problems with high bloodpressure, and other heart disease related situations. 

Reason number 4 salt is not a health food,is because salt will cripple the effects of antioxidants in your body right. Antioxidants are what help us to stay youngand help us to stay healthy.

And when you eat too much salt, it cripplesthe antioxidants from working which then can increase inflammation, and other situationsin your body. So I don't know about you, but I want my antioxidantsto be able to quell all those free radicals so I don't have all that free radical damage,so I could stay younger for longer. 


Reason number 5 salt is not a health food,is because it is been shown to be implicated with cancer and other diseases, specificallyin this case colon cancer. So I don't want you guys to get colon cancerbecause you're eating too much salt. 

Reason number 6  salt is not a healthfood, is because it can cause weight gain. This is readily apparent if you go to a restaurant,like I have in the past, where I eat out and it has more salt than what I'm used to.

I'll wake up the next day and my face be puffyor you'll be bloated. And this is because you're retaining morewater. So you can be just walking around all likepuffed out, because you're eating way too much salt, you could easily lose some of yourweight by reducing the amount of salt, so that your body doesn't have to hold on toall this extra water, because if you had too much salt it would imbalance you, so yourbody is basically balance out the now excess sodium, by holding on to excess water. I want to release all that extra water.



I want all of the water to actually run throughme and do its job to you know do detox and all these things, not hold onto it for dearlife literally. I mean this is one of the things that likein the olden days, Japanese maybe would commit suicide by salt. I mean there was a recent study, publishedscientific report on a lady who drank a whole bottle of soy sauce and it overloaded hersystem, and the reason of her losing her life was because of excess sodium. So excess sodium, can definitely be big problems,causing weight gain and even a loss of life.


 Reason number 7 salt should not be considereda health food is because it leads to dehydration. Straight up, your body requires more waterwhen you include salt and dehydration can be a challenge implicated with many differentdiseases in the body.

So for that reason I encourage you guys toeat water rich foods, right. Fruits and vegetables are the most water richfoods on the entire planet, coconut water actually that's probably the most hydratingin the whole world. But eat water rich foods and steer away fromfoods that the dehydrates you, especially things like salt and processed foods withsalt and cooked foods that have all the water cooked out.


 Reason number 8  salt is not a health food,is because it can hamper your kidney function. Your kidneys are responsible for flushingout and cleaning your blood and a whole bunch of other things, and when you're having toomuch salt, you're basically overloading your kidneys and I don't ever want to get a kidneytransplant, and have my kidneys fail because I was eating extra sodium.


That may or may not happen, but I want togive my kidneys, as much energy as they can to devote to other important functions thatthey're doing besides just getting rid of all the excess salt in my body.


 Reason number 9  why salt should not beconsidered a health food and this is, this is one that's like there's new emerging researchcoming out, and many people don't know about this. But excess salt intake can hamper and actuallychange your micro biome. And it's been shown that you know, we areactually more bacteria than us and on a high salt diet, you're going to create a differentenvironment in your intestines for your micro biome and certain microbes will live in ahigher salt condition, and certain ones won't. And so you're going to change your micro biome.

So if you negatively impact your micro biome,you may not have the special bacteria in our guts that make you feel good, or that couldhelp you lose weight right. Yes there's actually bacteria proven, thatif you have these bacteria in your guts, you know, you're more prone to being at a healthyweight then being obese. So I don't want to negatively impact my microbiome, because emerging research is still coming out and the micro biome is actuallysuper critical, to not only you know foster our microbiome but to even make a better homefor your micro biome. 


Reason number 10 why salt should not be considereda health food is because it can negatively impact your immune system and this is especiallytrue of people that have auto immune diseases. I myself was diagnosed with compliment immunedeficiency, which is basically an auto immune situation. if you have things like Lupus, chronic fatiguesyndrome, asthma, allergies, eczema, these things are all known as auto immune conditionsin the body and by eating excess salt you can exacerbate and or worsen these conditions. 

Reason Number 11 why salt should not beconsidered a health food is because it can reduce blood flow to your brain, because itmesses up your arteries right. Your blood flow to your brain which is probablyone of the most important organs in your body, aside from your heart, it can reduce the bloodflow especially if you're eating high volumes of salt for too long a period of time.





I want all of the water to actually run throughme and do its job to you know do detox and all these things, not hold onto it for dearlife literally. I mean this is one of the things that likein the olden days, Japanese maybe would commit suicide by salt. I mean there was a recent study, publishedscientific report on a lady who drank a whole bottle of soy sauce and it overloaded hersystem, and the reason of her losing her life was because of excess sodium. So excess sodium, can definitely be big problems,causing weight gain and even a loss of life. 


Reason number 12 https://www.thehealthylifess.com/2020/09/10-reasons-why-salt-is-not-health-food.html?m=1salt should not be considereda health food is because it leads to dehydration. Straight up, your body requires more waterwhen you include salt and dehydration can be a challenge implicated with many differentdiseases in the body.

So for that reason I encourage you guys toeat water rich foods, right. Fruits and vegetables are the most water richfoods on the entire planet, coconut water actually that's probably the most hydratingin the whole world. But eat water rich foods and steer away fromfoods that the dehydrates you, especially things like salt and processed foods withsalt and cooked foods that have all the water cooked out.


 Reason number 13 salt is not a health food,is because it can hamper your kidney function. Your kidneys are responsible for flushingout and cleaning your blood and a whole bunch of other things, and when you're having toomuch salt, you're basically overloading your kidneys and I don't ever want to get a kidneytransplant, and have my kidneys fail because I was eating extra sodium.




That may or may not happen, but I want togive my kidneys, as much energy as they can to devote to other important functions thatthey're doing besides just getting rid of all the excess salt in my body. 


Reason number 14  why salt should not beconsidered a health food and this is, this is one that's like there's new emerging researchcoming out, and many people don't know about this. But excess salt intake can hamper and actuallychange your micro biome. And it's been shown that you know, we areactually more bacteria than us and on a high salt diet, you're going to create a differentenvironment in your intestines for your micro biome and certain microbes will live in ahigher salt condition, and certain ones won't. And so you're going to change your micro biome.

So if you negatively impact your micro biome,you may not have the special bacteria in our guts that make you feel good, or that couldhelp you lose weight right. Yes there's actually bacteria proven, thatif you have these bacteria in your guts, you know, you're more prone to being at a healthyweight then being obese. So I don't want to negatively impact my microbiome, because emerging research is still coming out and the micro biome is actuallysuper critical, to not only you know foster our microbiome but to even make a better homefor your micro biome.


 Reason number ten why salt should not be considereda health food is because it can negatively impact your immune system and this is especiallytrue of people that have auto immune diseases. I myself was diagnosed with compliment immunedeficiency, which is basically an auto immune situation. if you have things like Lupus, chronic fatiguesyndrome, asthma, allergies, eczema, these things are all known as auto immune conditionsin the body and by eating excess salt you can exacerbate and or worsen these conditions. 

Reason Number eleven why salt should not beconsidered a health food is because it can reduce blood flow to your brain, because itmesses up your arteries right. Your blood flow to your brain which is probablyone of the most important organs in your body, aside from your heart, it can reduce the bloodflow especially if you're eating high volumes of salt for too long a period of time.


This may cause things like memory loss, dementiaand even worse, stroke. I don't know if stroke is worse than dementia,I guess it depends. But all these situations could be alleviatedby simply reducing the salt consumption and or ensuring your sodium potassium balanceis proper. 


So reason number twelve why salt should notbe considered a health food is because of its insignificant amount of trace mineralsthat come along with the sodium and chloride. In the case of Himalayan pink salt and Redmondsalt that many of you guys may be using, it's ninety seven percent sodium chloride withthree percent other minerals. And you know a lot of places try to like pumpup, like oh yeah the salt, it's so good cause it has these trace minerals, and we need traceminerals. Yes I'm going to agree that we definitelyneed trace minerals and trace minerals are a major deficiency in the modern day diet,but the salt is not the thing to get it from in my opinion. You know if you're saying, John I take theCeltic sea salt, that has more trace minerals than the others, it would that would be trueactually. So the Celtic sea salt maybe contains aboutsixteen percent other minerals which is definitely getting better, but the salt that I use onrare occasion, is the Baha goal of salt and that actually that one has twenty nine percentother minerals and the seventy one percent is the sodium chloride.

So that is even better but even then, I donot believe that salt should be the way we're going to get our trace minerals. Number one, depending on the salt it may havea different spectrum of trace minerals. And I want to get the largest spectrum aspossible, and in general the sea salts will have a wider spectrum than the mine saltsbased on my research. So the Baja gold, also known as seasons 90sea salt has up to ninety different trace minerals in there, which is good, but theproblem with all salts is that the trace minerals are not in the right form that are easilyabsorbed by us. They're in a rock-like form, and we cannotdigest rocks unless you're one of those creatures and one of those you know science fictionT.V. shows. We cannot digest rocks and the minerals arein the wrong form, they don't have the right charge to them and so that we're not as efficientat up taking these once it goes through our whole digestion process. The way to make them more bioavailable, isactually to get them through the plants. If you feed sea salt in small quantities orsomething like a rock dust powder, to your vegetables, the plants more specifically,the plant roots and the microbes in the plant root zone actually break down those traceminerals from an inorganic form and turn them into an organic form, take them into the plantcell walls, and they change the charge on the mineral. And once the charge is changed, then we canuptake them into us much better.



So that's truly a better way to get your traceminerals from the plants. Now whether that's from the land plants, orthe sea plants, also known as seaweed - that's what I would recommend to you guys. So now that you guys learned that salt shouldnot be considered a health food, I want to talk about something else that's very important. It's about the sodium, you know we need sodiumin our diets for that sodium potassium pump that I talked about earlier right. So the whole thing is this: salt in sodiumis not good, bad, right, wrong. It's like a gradient you know.

I would say sodium in excess is definitelybad. Sodium in insufficient quantities is alsobad. We need to get that sweet spot right whenyou hit that home run. If you hit the ball in the right part of thebat and it's going to go over the fence. But if you hit it too close, it's going tofall out, if you don't hit it at the right part, you may get, you know just hit intothat infield, get caught and be out right. We want to hit that sweet spot for sodium. So what is the sweet spot? Well it depends who you ask.

Unfortunately most Americans are getting multitudetimes more than this sweet spot for sodium in their diet on a daily and regular basisand this is one of the main challenges that's taken, or are screwing up the health of Americansand even people in countries around the world, better modernized, because of all this salt. So my goal every day is to get under fifteenhundred milligrams of sodium a day. I'd like to actually keep it around twelvehundred, fifteen hundred is like my maximum number. I like to keep it around twelve hundred milligramsof sodium a day, and if we just use standard fruits and vegetables nuts and seeds and allthe things that you might normally eat on a whole foods plant based diet, you mightget depending on what you're eating if you're paying attention or not anywhere from fivehundred to a thousand.

If you eat a more restrictive diet, and eatonly bananas and only dates, and maybe a head of lettuce once in a while, you know you maybecome deficient in sodium, because you're not eating sodium rich foods such as celeryand Swiss chard and these kinds of things. So I don't want to say we should avoid allsalt, but I will say we want to get the proper amount of salt or particularly sodium in ourdiet to remain healthy. I have had friends that shunned all salt becausethey thought it was really bad and then they had challenges because of not having enoughsodium. So I don't want you guys to become deficientand you know that can be a challenge but more often than deficiency there's excess right. There's just massive excess, in our culture.

And sodium is one of the great excesses thatneeds to be kicked in the butt, and just kicked out of the bar- if you're still drinking. So now I want to get into, sharing with youguys my eight ways for a kick in the salt habit, getting the salt out of your diet andkicking the sodium from salt to the curb right. Number one way, super important, super critical,you want to drastically reduce like almost all, or eliminate completely the processedfoods right. I don't care what kind of processed foods,if it's a vegan cheeseburger made out of soy, if it's processed meats and hot dogs, if itis canned soup, anything in a can, packaged bottle, jar, all these processed food, cereals,bread, bagels on, if it tastes good to you, probably got salt in it. If it's a processed food you need to get ridof it. Kick it to the curb right because this aloneis accounting for most of the nation's excess salt consumption is the processed food, whetherthat's an animal food or even a vegan food, in a packaged bottle or jar right.

Kick it to the curb. You've got to get rid of those processed foods. I mean not only just for the salt content, butfor all the other things that's wrong with processed foods. Because once you start processing foods rightthey start losing massive amounts of nutrition and then you're eating basically a lot ofempty calories in most cases. I think I want to say is that you know whydo manufacturers add salt to foods right? Well here's the thing. They add salt to foods to give , the productshelf life. So it can sit on the shelf, for eons likeMcDonald's hamburger, it could just look perfect after ten years right. When they add enough salt to it, that inhibitsmicrobial growth so that nothing is going to want to live on it right. And once again, going back to my reasons fornot eating salt, it can definitely mess up your micro biome in your body. And actually we are more bacteria then human. So don't do it. Number two for reducing salt or sodium inyour life, is to start preparing your food at home. Virtually every meal I eat when I'm home,because I barely ever go out to eat because number one, I'm cheap as heck, and numbertwo it's not healthy and I don't feel good after eating it.

And number three, I've got a garden in mybackyard and I love the food that I eat. But yes start preparing your foods at homeright. And I don't mean like taking the frozen T.V.dinner out, and then put it on the microwave and hitting start right, that's not preparingyour foods, fresh at home. I want you guys to make things from scratch,like the olden days you know, you guys might have to learn how to cook, or uncook in mysituation. And it's really not that hard, I've a lotof videos and sharing how to make a good salad dressing, how to make a good soup, you justthrow some stuff to the juicer and juice it, or make a green smoothie or if you don't wantto even learn how to cook, you guys don't have to. Just pick up the vegetables and the fruits,hopefully out of the garden and just eat them. That's all it takes. I mean for breakfast today I had persimmons. What did I do? I washed them, and I just cut them and atethem. I probably didn't have to wash them, I probablydidn't have to cut them up, I could just have ate them. It's really not that hard work. We're used to so many different processedfoods and eating, I need to eat pizza for lunch. Why don't you just have some bananas or someapples or even better, some blueberries - and some organic blueberries at Costco. One of the best deals right now. But yeah, so we want to learn to prepare andcreate our own food, from scratch at home, or just eat real foods. Third tip for reducing salts and sodium inyour diet, is to go on a twenty one day salt fast. Yes I said it. Twenty one days salt fast. You know, I don't mean a water fast, I meanyou could do that too, if you go to a supervised clinic and once you go on a nice twenty oneday water fast, you're definitely not going to want to eat as much salt because your bodybecomes sensitized to salt and if you eat salt each and every day, you expect that muchsalt each and every day. But if you abstain, not abstain from thingsyou do in the bedroom, but abstain from the salt for just twenty one days, and abstainfrom processed foods that have salt in it, so drastically reduce your sodium consumption,your body gets used to that lower baseline now.

So then when you go back and eat somethingsuper salt, you're like oh my God there's too salty. It tastes nasty, it doesn't taste good. And this a challenge that I have since I havea lower sodium, you know or higher sodium sensitivity, because I eat low salt. When I go to some conferences like oh my godthat stuff's just too salty for me and we've all had that when somebody just like put iton way too much salt. So I want you guys to lower that baselineby doing a twenty one day salt fast, and not adding salt to things and not getting processedfoods with salt, and eating more whole plant based foods which have natural occurring sodiumin them. So it's not going to jack up your sodium levelstoo much which may cause some of the health health challenges that I talked about earlier.

number four for reducing your sodiumconsumption is eat whole plant food if you're having a hankering for something salty right. Eat something like celery or even better getthe Swiss chard stems those guys are like super high in sodium. But aside from having the sodium in there,they have other trace minerals, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals right. If you're eating too much salt, that meansyou're not going to be eating something else and I want to include the majority of my dietis fresh fruits and vegetables and that's what I would hope for you guys as well. Now if you want to even concentrate the sodiumcontent of Swiss chard stalks and celery, you can take it to the next level and chopthem up into little small bits and then dehydrate them that way.

Now you're removing the water which then willconcentrate the minerals including the sodium and all the other minerals in the celery orSwiss chard to make it even stronger, so then you can use dehydrated celery and Swiss chard,grind it up and sprinkle and add in your food, if you want to add some salt flavor, but inaddition you're going to get many other beneficial phytonutrients, phytochemicals as well asvitamins and minerals. 


number five for reducing your sodiumwill work whether you're trying to reduce your sodium or not, but it's basically increaseyour uptake of potassium in your diet. This can be easily done by eating certainfoods such as spinach, and other leafy greens, things like dates have a lot of potassium,even raisins have lots of potassium - that's because they've been dehydrated or peoplelike say bananas.

Bananas really aren't that high in potassium. But you could eat those too but yeah, I wantyou guys to not necessarily work out your overall sodium consumption which is definitelyimportant but also be concerned with your overall sodium potassium balance as I talkedabout a little bit earlier. It's very important to have a sodium potassiumbalance proper. And even if you're going to still eat highamounts of salt despite this video, at least triple the amount of potassium foods. Its going to be more challenging to do thatif you're eating high sodium. But on a natural plant based diet, eatingwhole plant foods, we all naturally get maybe three to one potassium to sodium. You know just by eating foods alone. So it's really not that hard to do that andjust eat more potassium rich food stuff to offset your sodium potassium balance so thatyou're in the right range instead of most Americans that are not.


  number six for reducing your sodium isinstead of using the salt, use other flavoring agents in the creation of your foods.

I like to use things like garlic and onionsometimes, things like oregano, in actually Costco they have this no salt seasoning that'sactually organic and actually I like to put that on stuff so that I don't have to addthe salt. Another thing that I find that's really goodis things like hot peppers, I put cayenne pepper, one hot pepper like a dressing, don'tput any salt in there and man it just lights up my mouth and it adds flavor depth, so thatactually you don't actually miss the salt. Also of course all the plant foods have sodiumin there and here's the other thing like the hot peppers I mean are out of my garden.

In my garden I'm adding things like the Seasons90 or other version for the agriculture which is called SEA 90, which is the trace mineralsinto my garden so my plants could absorb those minerals, also things like the rock dust,so my plants could absorb all those minerals. And when you're growing high quality food,that has a wide spectrum of trace minerals, number one the brix can be higher and butnumber two, the foods are going to taste better for you and they're going to satisfy you,unlike just you know produce that you buy from the store even if it is organic.

So for that reason I do encourage you guysalso to grow your own food and eat as much as your own homegrown food as you can becausethis is going to satisfy more and actually give you more nutrition. If you do the right practices to grow. So be sure to check my other YouTube channel,growing your greens, if you want to learn how to grow your own high quality food athome. So the seventh way for reducing sodium inyour diet is simply eat more sea vegetables. Sea vegetables are my go to food when I whenI have a salt craving, because you may be having a salt craving, you may think you needsalt but maybe your body is really craving trace minerals and other minerals.

We need minerals to function and unfortunatelyin today's food system if you just even buy and conventional even organic food from thegrocery store, organic and conventional growers are not usually concerned about adding a widespectrum of trace minerals in the soil because it just doesn't pay them money, unfortunately. So you can get these if you guys grow yourown food at home but if you're not going to do that, like I do for a good portion of mydiet the other way to get trace minerals to quench that salt hunger that you guys mightbe feeling is the eat sea vegetables. Yes sea vegetables grow in the ocean. They may contain some sodium. Some friends I have actually like to washout their sea vegetables to decrease some of the sodium content in there but as muchas they have the sodium content, they also have so many other different minerals in there.

You know ninety minerals, up to ninety mineralsor more depending on the stick specific sea vegetable. And I just don't eat kelp and I just don'teat wakame , I just don't eat dulse, I take a sea vegetable supplement that I've actuallyput together with over a dozen different seaweeds, that actually I consume in small quantitiesto basically make my food taste better, quench that salt hunger that I have, because nowI'm filling it with trace minerals. But more importantly because seaweed is awhole food, besides just the minerals which it actually also is like a plant in the casethat it makes the minerals more available for us by changing that polarity charge onthe minerals and other seaweed phytochemicals. Which there's new emerging research on someof these phytochemicals and they're actually quite amazing.

So yes include more seaweed in your diet forsure in a nice wide spectrum to especially get your things like Iodine that may be deficientin your diet. The thing about the seaweed that I want tomention is that most of them have a favorable potassium to sodium balance which means theygenerally have more potassium than the sodium just from the get go. So yeah I love the sea vegetables and be sureto click on subscribe button right now below because in an upcoming episode, I'm actuallygoing to detail and document and show you guys how I make my specific seaweed powderwith over a dozen different seaweeds and I probably have some extra available for youguys, if you guys want to get it as well.

So my last tip for reducing the amount ofsalt or sodium in your diet is to, instead of eating salt and sprinkling salt on yourfood or adding salt to recipes because man, so many even raw food recipes , vegan recipes,they're always adding salt and like salt should not be like the dominant flavor in the foodyou're making right. It should be the food, and if you have goodtaste in food you will need to add salt to it and if you're going to want to add saltto it, add some sea vegetables to it and yes definitely some sea vegetables could tastestronger and make things taste fishy than not. Some other ones don't. But here's the thing, you know instead ofsalting up your food you want to eat things that have salt contained within them but thatare also - have other benefits and other properties.

So I'm going to explain some of the one thatI like to use personally. 


So number one I like to use the low salt miso. Miso is a traditional fermented food, couldbe made out of soy beans like many of them are even out of chickpeas, chickpea miso thatI like to use, but I like to get a low salt version because they could actually have quitea lot of sodium in there. So instead of adding like just you know halfa teaspoon of salt or something which adds lots of milligrams of sodium I could justadd one tablespoon of the low salt miso and that would give me about four hundred fortymilligrams of sodium and if I have like one teaspoon of miso a day, mixed in my saladdressing and make it taste good, then I eat basically no salt all other times a day, I'mgoing to end up reaching my target of no more than fifteen hundred milligrams a day.

Another thing I might use which is actuallymore rare because I don't see maybe as much of a health benefit from this item but sometimesin recipes or whatever it calls for this. I use the coconut amines, but with that, justone tablespoon would give you a three hundred ninety milligrams of sodium and you know notas much health benefit as from the fermented soy, which is actually beans which I thinkmore raw food we should be eating, some beans because many raw foodists tend to leave thoseguys out and beans are definitely a health food. Another food I like to eat instead of actuallyjust adding salt with other benefits are things like sour kraut. Of course you could make sour croutes withactually without added any added salt, and I do have videos on how to do that, maybeI'll post a link down below if I remember but most sour croutes that you would buy orthat you would make do have some added salt and when I am adding salt, when I make sourkrauts and other fermented vegetables to ensure I get a good ferment, because it can be morechallenging, if you're not using salt.

I like to use the Baja gold salt that I talkedabout earlier and this Baja gold salt once again has the smallest amount of sodium chlorideand the largest amount of the other trace minerals available. And so on the sour kraut and other kim cheeand things you guys might get depending on what brand you get and how much sodium isin there, that basically a quarter cup is about three hundred thirty milligrams of sodiumbased on my calculation. So I could add a little bit of chickpea misoand some sour kraut into my blended soup or into my blended salad dressing at night andthen I'll add nice salty flavor but I also get the benefits of the other phytochemicalsand phytonutrients and vitamins and minerals in the sauerkraut in the miso and also thebenefits of better micro biome in the sauerkraut in me. These are fermented foods so they have bacteriain there that may help to make me healthier as well.

Now a few other foods that I like to add sometimes I may have some salt added to the food, but I'm not eating the salt is something likeolives. I like to get some naturally cured olivesthat may be cured in salt, maybe cured in oil without salt. But most often, they use a salt brine andthen so for those olives what I'll do is I'll get those olives home. I'll take them out of the brine that theycome in and then I just put them in distilled water in the fridge and just let them kindof soak in the distilled water in the fridge. That'll leech out some more of the salt butwhat I still eat the olives, I'll still get a salty flavor to olives but it's not as muchsalt as it as it would have before, which actually could be quite a lot, so I use thosesparingly. Now another food I've been experimenting withrecently, and I would encourage you guys, all you guys to include more wide diversityof foods in your diet is capers.

So I get salt cured capers and those guysare plenty salty, so I do encourage you guys to soak them before use, to minimize the saltconsumption or the salt on them but a caper is, also you know very antioxidant packedfood that I like to add to different soups and salad and even just sprinkle on salads,sometimes. But you know they are an amazing food andthey're another way I could get salt indirectly in my diet. Of course you're going to have your own thingsthat you like to add there to have salty flavors. I would encourage you guys to ensure the thingsthat you add to your food that have salty flavors have some other kind of health benefitbesides just the sodium content right. So yeah I mean that's pretty much today'sepisode. In my opinion, salt is not a health food.

We shouldn't be eating it, definitely shouldn'tbe eating in excess. We need to get the required amount of sodiumand just even you know eating a half a teaspoon of salt, that could put you over the top dependingon what else you're eating. If you're eating just a half a teaspoon ofsalt and you eat other processed foods, you're definitely going over you know the AmericanHeart Association recommended fifteen hundred milligrams of sodium a day so I want to encourageyou guys, after watching this episode you guys learn why you guys shouldn't be eatingsalt.


 The potential health consequences you couldget. And also I have shared with you guys someof my ways to reduce the sodium intake and whether you guys want to do this, is up toyou. Whether you guys want to just still believewhat you believe about this Dr Tony salts good cause you like the taste, that's up toyou guys. I just want to put this out there for my lovedones, my family, my friends.

Anybody who wants to listen to me they canjust hear my opinions based on my research and what I do to minimize my salt consumption. But while still like making food tastes good,because if we get rid of all salts you could live a very blasé life that's not so fun. So I want to get enough salt, but definitelynot too much. So by adding just a little bit and also loweringyour salt tolerances once you reset your system by going on twenty one day salt fast, youguys can do it.


So that's what I hope for all you guys everybodythat watched this. Hope you guys reduce your salt intake so thatyou guys can get healthy because that's why I got into making these videos because thisis the journey that I've been on and I just simply share with you guys. So yeah anyways if you guys enjoy this episodeon the salt, on the sodium and you learned a lot from me, hey please be sure to giveme a thumbs up there.

That'll ensure that I make more videos aboutthis topic as well as other topics in the future. Also be sure to share this video with so manythat just keep dashing their food with salt and putting too much salt on there becauseit's definitely, probably most people are eating it in excess. And you know they're not eating too littleand hopefully this will help them out. Also be sure to click the Subscribe buttonright down below to be noted of my new and upcoming episodes I've coming out about everyfive to seven days.

You never know what kind of topic, healthtopic I'll be talking about or how my videos can help you guys out. And also be sure to check my past episodes. My past episodes are a wealth of knowledge,over a four hundred and fifty videos on this You Tube channel dedicated to teaching guyshow to get a healthy diet based around the fresh fruits and the fresh vegetables whichare the best foods on the entire planet. With that, my name is John Kohler with okraw.com. We'll see you next time. And until then remember, keep eating yourfresh fruits and vegetables. They are always the best.


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