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:

Bal-saltless Vinaigrette

Low Sodium Caesar

No Salt Pepper Ranch

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