Salt: Are you getting Enough? (More Sodium & Health)

Salt: Are you getting Enough?   (More Sodium & Health)

Salt. It doesn’t get much attention lately as the most that is said about it is usually just to eat less of it. But is that always the best advice? A March 1940 paper by Lawson Wilkins in Baltimore describes the case of a child who, starting from 11-months of age, had a very unusual craving for salt. In a letter responding to questions regarding their child’s special appetite, the…

Twelve infused water recipes

Twelve infused water recipes

– [Narrator] What’s better than water? Flavor-infused water. Making your own infused water is, for the most part, calorie free, and is a refreshing way to stay hydrated. For a delicious cucumber water, simply add two thinly sliced medium cucumbers into a pitcher, cover with ice and fill with water. Still want a little more flavor to your cucumber water? Simply add half a lime, six or more sprigs of…

Healthy Alternatives to Sodium for Better Heart Health

Healthy Alternatives to Sodium for Better Heart Health

Hi I’m Ursula Ridens, registered dietitian at Sharp HealthCare. Today we are talking about how to improve your heart health with a low sodium diet. The American Heart Association recommends 1,500 milligrams of sodium or less per day. A high sodium diet contributes to high blood pressure, clogging up the arteries and plaque build-up. Just one teaspoon of salt has 2,300 milligrams of sodium. That is considerably more than what…

Vite Ramen – High-protein Healthy Instant Ramen?! | BONUS: Emmy’s childhood sticker collection

Vite Ramen – High-protein Healthy Instant Ramen?!  | BONUS: Emmy’s childhood sticker collection

Greetings my beautiful lovelies! It’s Emmy. Welcome back to another ramen instant noodle taste test. If you’ve missed the videos from this series, like always, I will put the link to the playlist down below. Today I’m going to be tasting an instant ramen noodle that touts itself as being nutritious — “instant noodles that are nutritious” it says. And they were very kindly sent to me by lovely Helen…

Food and Your Health: Cholesterol

Food and Your Health: Cholesterol

– [Narrator] It may surprise you to know that cholesterol itself isn’t bad. In fact, cholesterol is just one of the many substances created and used by our bodies to keep us healthy. So, what is cholesterol exactly and where does it come from? Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance found in the bloodstream and in all your body’s cells. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs. Low-density lipoprotein,…

How to Make Healthy Food Changes

How to Make Healthy Food Changes

Gee, I know how hard it is to eat healthy all the time!! But what if I told you there were simple food changes you could make easily right now? And even though it’s not quite magic, I do have some tricks up my sleeve. Here are 5 of them: ♫ Fanfare Trumpets ♫ Abracadabra! Use good fats like healthy canola or olive oil. Your family won’t notice a difference…

Health Tips on Managing High Blood Pressure

Health Tips on Managing High Blood Pressure

(heart beating) – High blood pressure is the most common risk factor right now in this country. Fully 90% of us will develop high blood pressure before we die. So it’s something that unfortunately, because of our behaviors and the environment we live in, most of us are gonna get. The central problem for most of us is that we eat just too much salt. Salt of course is made…

Salt: Are you getting Enough? (More Sodium & Health)

Salt: Are you getting Enough?   (More Sodium & Health)

盐 最近它并没有得到太多的关注,因为人们说的最多的 就是少吃。 但这是最佳建议吗? 1940年3月,巴尔的摩的Lawson Wilkins在一篇论文中描述了这样一个病例: 一个11个月大的孩子对盐有着非同寻常的渴望。 在一封回答有关孩子特殊食欲问题的信中,孩子的父母 称孩子除了母乳以外几乎吃什么东西都吐; 在医生的建议下,该父母试着给孩子吃饼干。 他也吐了,但很快他就开始舔饼干上所有的盐, 舔完后又吵闹着要更多。 当小男孩弄明白盐瓶里装的是什么后,他母亲说道,他拒绝吃 任何东西,除非那瓶盐也在餐桌上。 他用手指蘸着白盐,然后放到嘴里舔着吃。 据估计,这个孩子每天要多吃一茶匙的普通食盐, 而他吃的食物已经比他父母吃的更咸了。 按照体重换算,这个量相当于成年人每天多吃了20-30克的 盐。 顺便提一下,美国膳食指南建议人们每天盐的摄入量 最多不得超过5.75克。 后来人们发现,这种对盐的强烈渴望不仅仅是味觉上的一种怪癖, 也是孩子的身体在驱使他去得到他身体所需要的东西。 他3岁时被送进医院治疗,不幸的是,在医院低盐饮食 仅7天后,他突然就死了。 这篇论文的最后一段写道:“一个3岁半的男孩,肾上腺 皮质组织缺乏,表现出各种肾上腺功能不全的症状,对盐有明显的 渴望。 …似乎这个男孩通过增加盐的摄入量,至少让自己 多活了两年半时间。" 正如此病例所揭示的那样,人没有足够的盐是无法生存的,但是健康人 可以靠比这个孩子所需少得多的盐生存。 2005年,美国联邦政府的膳食指南规定,钠的最高摄入量为 2300毫克,即每天约5.75克盐 – 这相当于 一个半大号莳萝泡菜中钠的含量。 据估计,如果将美国人每天盐的摄入量减少半茶匙(约2.8克) 可以预防9.2万起心脏病发作,并为美国节省200亿美元的 医疗保健相关费用。 这背后隐含的逻辑相对简单明了: “钠从身体组织中汲取的 大量液体进入血液,增加了血容量, 于是心跳加剧。 结果就是:高血压。” 慢性高血压对心脏和动脉造成压力,导致心脏病。 所以,少盐意味着少得病。 如今,高血压比以往任何时候都多– 三个美国人当中就有一个高血压 但盐真的就是罪魁祸首吗? 以往饮食中的盐摄入量远高于现在,这主要是因为确实有此必要。 在工业时代以前,盐是最常见、最有效的食品防腐剂。 正如Mark Kurlansky在《盐的世界史》(Salt: A World History)一书中所指出的, 至少从15世纪起,欧洲人的盐摄入量就非常高,约为40至100克, 这要归功于像咸鱼那样的食物。 这个量相当于餐馆常用的那种两盎司盐瓶 两个的容量。 假设如此大量的盐在当时也引起了高血压诱发的心脏病的话,那么当时的人们 一定不太关心…突然死亡… 考虑到关于首例 心脏病的报道直到17世纪中叶才出现。 从19世纪初到第二次世界大战结束,据相关军事档案记载, 当时西方社会每人每天消耗15到17克盐。 "第二次世界大战后,当冷藏开始取代盐作为保存食品的 主要手段时,美国人每天盐的消耗量急剧下降到 这一数字的一半左右,约9克,1.8茶匙的样子(基于相关24小时尿液钠含量数据),…