I've just had a conversation with Mrs WTM about her not liking my cooking, and part of the problem is me not liking adding salt. I like the taste it brings but at my last medical exam last year for my HGV license my blood pressure was a bit on the high side, and one of the measures suggested was to cut down on my salt intake. Hence the current impasse.
She has suggested (i.e. instructed me) that so called sea salt is far healthier for you than ordinary table salt. I can't see it myself - salt is salt, right? - but maybe I'm wrong. Anybody have a different take on this?
for the same reason - My last medical insurance check up revealed slightly raised blood pressure (we must have been discussing religion/Microsoft/the armed forces/pigs in troughs). The doctor told me that almost everyone ingests too much salt, because of our habit of eating ready-prepared food and/or takeaways, which have salt added in the preparation. He said we get all that we need from a healthy diet, and might only need to add a little occasionally in very hot weather.
I stopped adding any salt to food, and within eight weeks my blood pressure was normal.
I changed my diet back in 2007. Told to cut back on the salt & have a high fibre diet. Since then i eat plenty of fresh fish, fruit & vegetables. My blood pressure is average now, as is my Cholesterol level. I exercise daily & drink plenty of water.
It's been hard to do & to fit it around work as well. And i've managed to loose weight & still enjoy life!