To Salt or Not to Salt
If you’re like a lot of us, you love movie popcorn with butter and salt–LOTS of salt!
In fact, perhaps you grew up knowing the “when it rains, it pours” Morton salt box slogan. Reading those words on the blue-and-white box and seeing the little girl in the yellow dress walking in the rain, carrying an open umbrella and an open salt box with salt scattering from the box she’s carrying, is as American as loving hot apple pie and ice cream (cinnamon or otherwise)!
By now, though, you most likely know the potential perils of eating too much of your favorite things, like salt. So much peril, in fact, that in recent years, even restaurants have cut the amount of sodium in their meals.
Except for Denny’s Restaurant!
In the last few weeks, there have been newspaper accounts, Google alerts, “breaking TV news” announcements and radio sound bites proclaiming that Denny’s is being sued by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) “for including too much sodium in many of their menu items”! https://hometestingblog.testcountry.com/?p=3071#ixzz0MT8e6nSm
To put this into perspective and easy-to-understand statistics, according to CSPI, “the recommended daily intake for sodium is 1,500 mg. Not counting, of course, statistic-specifics if someone has a pre-existing hypertension” who would have more stringent intake restrictions. For comparisons, one of Denny’s meals, for instance the “Chicken Melt with soup”, contains 1,600 mg.
So while you’re like the salt lover who remembers what it used to be like to savor salt, you’re now taking it upon yourself to responsibly create your “new you” by cutting your salt intake. Whether it’s by reading menu ingredients when you go out to eat or by purchasing grocery items after examining the labels, or by just throwing away the blue box with the little girl in the yellow dress, walking in the rain carrying her umbrella!
So for some of us, there goes our history ‘cause when it rains it no longer pours!
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Great article, Karen! Thank you for guest blogging at Losing It and Loving It this week! Looking forward to more great guest posts.
Now to my blog readers,
What are you doing to cut down on salt in your daily diet?
Here are some ides on ways you can cut down on your daily sodium intake.