In 2004, experts in America went on a huge global campaign to make people eat less salt.
They said eating salty foods ruins your health. It puts you at risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.
People in the medical field say it's the most successful dietary campaign yet. Salt sales plummeted 45% in just a few months and well-known brands felt the effects.
In fact, a study posted in the British Medical Journal said by the end of 2004, MacDonald's sales dipped by a third because of the campaign and it saying how bad junk food and the salt content is for you. Even the giant chocolate manufacturer of Mars bars took a knock and they stopped making King-Sized chocolate bars.
And while there's some truth to the effects of salt on your system, studies now show it might have been overdone.
This because your body actually NEEDS salt to function properly and cutting too much out of your diet could lead to death!
There are also a number of ways salt benefits your health from the outside! You don't even have to eat it…
That's why today, we reveal the good, the bad and the ugly truth about salt, so read on to find out all about it…... ››› more
Salt has such a bad rap; you probably avoid it like the plague.
But in truth, it may well be just what you need to treat some of your most frustrating and debilitating conditions.
While eating lots of salt may be bad for your health, putting it on your skin could be the answer for even the worst of your skin problems.
It's not a new form of therapy either.
In fact, the ancient Greeks took full advantage of salt, using it to reinvigorate and rejuvenate their skin to keep it looking and feeling young. They bathed in salt-laden seawater and spent time in salt caves.
Today, you don't have to travel far and wide to find a salty sea or cave! Halo or salt- therapy is fast becoming a popular complimentary choice of treatment for many ailments and illnesses.
And one that shows promising results is how it helps in the soothing relief of skin problems…... ››› more
Salt may not be great for you when you eat it. But it has fantastic benefits when it gets into or onto your body in other ways!
And one form of therapy - which has been around since the ancient Greeks discovered how good it is - is still in practice today.
Not only is it great for treating common breathing problems like sinusitis and hay fever as well as the more nasty ones like asthma and bronchitis, it's also said to promote well-being and boost your immune system.
And all it is, is using dry sodium chloride - plain salt - to ease the symptoms that cause your breathing problems.
Here's how it works…... ››› more
For years, researchers across the globe have campaigned to get people to eat less salt.
One of the reasons for this they say, it causes so many ailments. From high blood pressure and heart attacks to strokes and tinnitus.
And you can just imagine how the constant ringing - or thumping sounds - in your ears can be caused by blood rushing forcefully through your ear canals.
But there's a lot of debate in the medical world at the moment about the effect of eating too much salt and it's effects on blood pressure.
Just last week, Dr James DiNicolantonio a cardiology research scientist, released an article showing evidence that salt's link to high blood pressure might be overrated. He believes experts have taken salt's role in every ailment too far.
While he doesn't dispute that salt DOES play a role in disease, he just says it might not be responsible for everything claimed.
So let's look at the effect a high salt diet has on your blood pressure and the reason you could suffer from tinnitus.... ››› more
Salt has a bad rap because of campaigns that claim it increases your risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.
While this idea about salt is ever changing, there are certainly areas of your health that reap great benefits when using it.
One instance where its benefits far outweigh its detrimental effects is in your oral health.
It's true! Salt is great for your mouth and can be an easy, affordable way to keep your oral health in top shape.
Here's how…... ››› more
What's striking about the Maoris is that way into their 70s and 80s they're able to move, even mountain climb, with impressive agility and no sign of arthritis.
Medical experts discovered that the secret is credited to eating one specific type of seafood.
Read on and find out what it is and how it can relieve your arthritis pain by 30%.... ››› more
Because of the busy world you live in, time is a major factor when it comes to taking breaks. That's why it's often easier to take a smoke break while you munch on a packet of your favourite chips instead of taking a long lunch break.
But be warned, while this is satisfying, it increases your risk of debilitating joint pain.
A recent study Swedish published in the journal Rheumatology confirmed this.
Shockingly, participants who smoke and have a diet rich in salty foods have a 50% higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA)!
Here are the results from the study…... ››› more
When looking after an elderly loved one, you're fully aware of how their mental state alters as they get older.
They may lose their memory and they struggle to do simple everyday task.
Their habits also change.
One of the worst ones they develop is not eating properly.
And, because of this, doctors usually recommend you allow them to eat all the foods they like, when they like. This way they at least get some nutrition into their systems.
While it's a good idea, there's a risk. Especially if she enjoys a little extra salt on everything she eats!
Read on to discover why salt can be so detrimental to their brain health.... ››› more
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