Salt can be very helpful and healing – outside the body.
Did you know that excessive salt really weakens you blood vessels? In fact, the average American consumes 3600-4800mg/day, exceeding the recommended 2000-2400mg/day. Yikes! The majority of salt doesn’t come from your seasoning cabinet, but rather the processed foods we eat. Here are some local restaurant stats to prove it:
|Chili’s Buffalo Chicken Salad||4,150 mg|
|CPK Mushroom & Pepperoni Pizza||3,230 mg|
|Season’s 52 BBQ Chicken Salad||1,450 mg|
|Season’s 52 Ahi Tuna Tartar||2,030 mg|
|California Pizza BBQ Chicken Salad||1,800 mg|
Wait, there are salads in there! So, how do we fix this? Eat fresh, whole foods. Buy the raw products and make your own dressings, salsa, pasta sauce, etc. That way, you can control your intake and protect your health. Check out these recipes for DIY dressings: