Posts Tagged 'salt'

Salt Conundrum

Salt-sScienceDaily reported –

Sep. 8, 2013 — Eat less salt’ is a mantra of our health-conscious times and is seen as an important step in reducing heart disease and hypertension. Too much salt in the diet — and specifically sodium — is widely acknowledged as a major risk factor for high blood pressure however, scientists have found that salt’s other oft-overlooked constituent chloride might also play an important role. A study by researchers at the University of Glasgow has revealed that low chloride levels in the blood is an independent indicator of mortality risk in people with hypertension. The role of chloride in hypertension has received little attention from scientists hitherto. After analysing data from almost 13,000 patients with high blood pressure, followed up over 35 years, the researchers found that low levels of chloride was associated with a higher risk of death and cardiovascular disease.

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9 Ridiculous Cooking Myths You Probably Believe

Cracked.com again presents a very interesting article. The 9 cooking myths are listed below and to to read the details about each one, go to Cracked.com.

#9. Bread Gets Stale Because It Loses Its Moisture
#8. Lobsters Scream When Boiled
#7. Searing Meat Seals in Moisture
#6. Alcohol Completely Evaporates When Cooked in Food
#5. Cooking in a Microwave Destroys Nutrients
#4. Pork Needs to Be Well Done
#3. Putting Oil In Pasta Water Keeps the Pasta from Sticking
#2. Cooking Vegetables Makes Them Less Nutritious
#1. Salt Is Salt

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Chinese Sell Industrial Grade Salt As Food Grade

ChinaDaily reports –

… They divided the industrial salt into small packages in Chongqing, and then sold them to local wholesalers. The packages were sophisticatedly counterfeited and updated regularly, making it hard for them to be distinguished from authentic products, investigations showed.  The country has about 3,000 salt producing companies that produce 68 million tons of crude salt annually, of which only eight million tons is processed into edible salt. All the rest is used as industrial salt.

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Had Enough Kosher Salt? Try Christian Salt

cbsalt Retired barber Joe Godlewski says he was inspired by television chefs who repeatedly recommended kosher salt in recipes. “I said, ‘What the heck’s the matter with Christian salt?'” Godlewski said, sipping a beer in the living room of his home in unincorporated Cresaptown, a western Maryland mountain community.

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