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Be Careful with The Use of Salt and Other Condiments

Truthfully, we have been given foods by nature that tastes good without salt, seasoning, condiments or herbs. However, most of us have been raised on highly seasoned and salted foods, so for most people, it might be difficult to altogether give up the use of salt. Nonetheless, let’s delve further into the subject of its use or non-use.

Nowadays, the average consumer of the Standard American Diet would not be able to last on a healthy diet without salt. Even yours truly cannot eat just plain avocados without at least adding some salt if I have to consume them in a salad or with steamed vegetables. Nonetheless, I am quick to add that I use the salt to the barest minimum and do use a specific kind if I have to and furthermore, I never use spices or other condiments as I really do not see the need for them. Therefore spices and condiments like black, white, cayenne, chili peppers, raw garlic, hot sauce, and ketchup are never used.

Furthermore, regular table salt is out of the question as it has been treated with chemicals and is irradiated. At this stage, there are some people who object to any salt consumption regardless of its source and it is true that salt can cause edema (an abnormal accumulation of fluid beneath the skin or in one or more cavities of the body that produces swelling) and retarded digestion if it is over-consumed, however depending on your physiology and tastes, small amounts of salt may be okay as in fact, the PROPER salt is a good mucus-dissolver.

Of course, with the perfect diet of fruits or fruits and celery, the need and want of salt is eliminated automatically and with that the unnatural thirst. For example on the days when I eat just fruit, I automatically do not need salt-(I never understood why people add it to watermelon or mangoes-why mess up a good thing right?)

At this stage, I am quick to point out that other condiments are extremely detrimental to Great Health and irritate the entire digestive tract in addition to complicating digestion. They are made from roots, barks or leaves of different plants and all taste bitter, hot or otherwise unpleasant when eaten alone. If you go a while without eating them and eat them again you will notice an unusual thirst and even itchiness.

Hot peppers are especially toxic as they contain capsaicin which is a very poisonous substance. After eating them, a chain of events occurs which indicates that the body is trying to dilute the poisons and they are as follows:

1. The mouth salivates

2. The nose runs with clear water or mucus.

3. A warm feeling indicating that the digestive tract is being irritated.

Also keep in mind that children will refuse hot peppers and pregnant and nursing women are often advised to avoid them. Apparently, the taste of garlic and onions and the spiciness of hot peppers has been said to be present in the milk of nursing mothers the day after they consume them which is another proof that the body in its inherent God-given wisdom is rejecting the toxins in these foods.

Going back to table salt, as my mother used to say, salt is one of the two deadly white powders that are extremely detrimental to health, the other being white-sugar.

Indeed the two greatest substances that cause addiction are sugar and salt. Sugar and salt are the number one and two drugs respectively consumed in the world today.

However, just why is salt so bad and harmful to good health?

Well, here are some noteworthy reasons why table salt is indeed harmful

1. It is 100% toxic. Commercial salt found in super markets contains over 30 synthetic chemicals, such as sodium solo-co-aluminate, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium iodide, which are all chemical additives that make the salt flow easily from the box.

2. Salt is bleached with Clorox bleach! That’s how it becomes white in appearance, although the white in this case is not a color but the nonexistence of the salt’s original color.

3. Salt causes the blood pressure to shoot up. Now the medical society labels this as high blood pressure or hypertension, however, this is the body trying to save you ironically via the blood pressure speeding up the blood flow saturated with salt in order to prevent the toxic waste from staying in the heart area too long so as not to shut down the heart. This is why several doctors tell patients with high blood pressure to avoid salt as excess salt is deposited at various places in the body, such as on the walls of the arteries.

4. In addition to high blood pressure, table salt consumption causes fluid retention in order to dilute the salt in the tissues and to prevent harming the cells. Salt absorbs water and other fluids in the body.

5. Table Salt also taxes the liver and therefore causes reddening of the eyes.

Now that I have enumerated how table salt could indeed be harmful, a safe alternative-permissible but not necessarily ideal per se-could be sea salt.

However, there are some forewarnings attached to its use as both sea salt and table salt contain about 40 percent sodium. This is noteworthy since many consumers haven’t gotten that message. In an April 2011 survey by the American Heart Association, 61 percent of respondents said they believed sea salt is a low-sodium alternative to table salt.

This is not the case folks as according to Rachel K. Johnson, Ph.D., R.D., an AHA (American Heart Association) spokeswoman and the Bickford Professor of Nutrition at the University of Vermont: “It’s very important for people to be aware that sea salt has as much sodium as table salt. One of the keys to maintaining a heart-healthy diet is to control your sodium intake. If you’re consuming more sea salt than you otherwise would because you think it has less sodium, then you may be placing yourself at higher risk of developing high blood pressure, which raises your risk of heart disease.”

Be sure to Check out The Related Article: So Just What is the Difference Between Sea Salt and Table Salt?

Here’s to Great Health.

Foras Aje is an independent researcher and author of “Fitness: Inside and Out”, a book on improving physical and mental health naturally with a Bible-Based Diet and Exercise. For more information on this book or other natural health tips, visit his site at


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