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Sardines-Is it love or hate?


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True, you need it, but the typical diet is loaded up with a lot of salt. I try to keep an eye on it. Too much of anything is not good.
Your body pees away any excess but you are right, the Standard American diet is poisonous.
I've never been hungry enough to want to eat sardines.
My wife likes them and is kind enough to either eat them when I'm not home or outside when I am home.


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Too much salt can cause elevated blood pressure. Peeing it away is meaningless.
Have to disagree. Turns out sugar is the blood pressure culprit rather than salt. The Framingham study was flawed. Current intervenional studies which show actual causation prove this to be a fact. The Framingham study was purely an epidemiological study which can only show correlation rather than cause.
Too much salt can cause elevated blood pressure. Peeing it away is meaningless.
borrow this from the libary: The Salt Fix

from goodreads link:

What if everything you know about salt is wrong? A leading cardiovascular research scientist explains how this vital crystal got a negative reputation, and shows how to lower blood pressure and experience weight loss using salt. The Salt Fix is essential reading for everyone on the keto diet!

We've all heard the recommendation: eat no more than a teaspoon of salt a day for a healthy heart. Health-conscious Americans have hewn to the conventional wisdom that your salt shaker can put you on the fast track to a heart attack, and have suffered through bland but "heart-healthy" dinners as a result.

What if the low-salt dogma is wrong?

Dr. James DiNicolantonio has reviewed more than five hundred publications to unravel the impact of salt on blood pressure and heart disease. He's reached a startling conclusion: The vast majority of us don't need to watch our salt intake. In fact, for most of us, more salt would be advantageous to our nutrition--especially for those of us on the keto diet, as keto depletes this important mineral from our bodies. The Salt Fix tells the remarkable story of how salt became unfairly demonized--a never-before-told drama of competing egos and interests--and took the fall for another white crystal: sugar.

According to The Salt Fix, too little salt can:
- Make you crave sugar and refined carbs
- Send the body into semistarvation mode
- Lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and increased blood pressure and heart rate

But eating the salt you desire can improve everything, from your sleep, energy, and mental focus to your fitness, fertility, and sexual performance. It can even stave off common chronic illnesses, including heart disease.

The Salt Fix shows the best ways to add salt back into your diet, offering his transformative five-step program for recalibrating your salt thermostat to achieve your unique, ideal salt intake. Science has moved on from the low-salt dogma, and so should you--your life may depend on it.
be careful with salt. what it doesn't take into account is if you are already having some systemic problems. ask someone already with significant heart failure or on dialysis if they should follow a regular salt diet.
Yeah. I have to laugh when people offer up unsolicited medical advice to me, someone with existing issues. I've been to plenty of top doctors and know what I can eat and what I need to watch out for. Salt is one of those things I need to watch and limit. And I know my body and have seen what happens when I take in too much sodium. Steve and 2Vu5_T aren't telling me anyting I don't already know. But, back to the subject at hand. Sardines.

Had a tin of these on Sweet Onion pita bread and some Sriracha tonight while watching Life Below Zero. Love that show and the Alaskan scenery.


Grew up with King Oscar & Crown Prince Tiny / 2 layer sardines in Olive Oil. Dad & I would split a can on weekends. He said that he always had a couple of cans on hand while in college - I followed the family legacy with sardines always oin hand.
A college friend who was also best man at my wedding would always remove the tail before eating even the tiny sardines. I finally asked him why: "Ain't gonna eat any fish a$$holes" was his reply. Showed him where it actually was & told him he was eating it every time. Didn't seem to affect his appetite any ...