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Main Entry: 1salt
Pronunciation: 'solt
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sealt; akin to Old High German salz salt,

Lithuanian saldus sweet, Latin sal salt, Greek hals salt, sea Date: before 12th century

1 a : a crystalline compound NaCl that consists of sodium chloride, is abundant in nature,

and is used especially to season or preserve food or in industry -- called also common salt

salt is dried seawater

and just as toxic to human health...

...so toxic that

the State of Texas uses

sodium&potassium-chloride salts

as the major components

of its lethal-injections

to execute

it's condemmed criminals

...and Texas educators feed the same salts to students in cafeterias...

John Hinckley ate salty-fried foods before he shot Ronald Reagan in Washington

Mark Chapman ate salty-fried foods just before he killed John Lennon in New York

Wayne Williams ate salty-fried foods before he killed several Atlanta children

O.J.Simpson ate salty-fried foods a few hours before his wife was murdered

Andrew Cunanan ate salty-fried foods before his killing spree across America


American Family Physician


How to Treat Your High Blood Pressure

with Lifestyle Changes

Blood pressure is the force that pushes blood from your heart throughout your body.

If your blood pressure is too high, you may have a heart attack, a stroke or kidney failure.

You can lower your chance of having one of these health problems by taking

a few simple steps to keep your blood pressure in the normal range:

Exercise regularly

You should exercise for 15 to 45 minutes at least three times every week.

If you need to lose weight, you should exercise more often and for a longer time.

The best kind of exercise is aerobic. Aerobic exercise uses your large muscles.

Walking briskly, swimming, jogging and cross-country skiing are examples of aerobic exercise.

Before and after you exercise, you should do mild physical activities to warm up and cool down.

Stretching the muscles you will be using during the exercise may be helpful.

Lower your salt use

Eating foods that have too much salt in them and

using too much salt at the table can raise your blood pressure.

You should try to eat mostly foods from column A and

avoid the foods in column B.

You might try taking the salt shaker away from the dining table and

use table salt only when you prepare food.

Limit the amount of alcohol you drink

Alcohol will raise your blood pressure.

Do not drink more than two beers, two glasses of wine or two mixed drinks a day.

Remember, these amounts of alcoholic beverages are equal in alcoholic strength:

24 ounces of beer = 8 ounces of wine = 2 ounces of 100-proof whiskey.

Maintain ideal body weight

The more you weigh above your ideal body weight, the harder your heart

has to work to pump blood. By losing weight, you can lower your blood pressure.

Reduce fat intake

You should also limit the amount of fat and cholesterol you eat every day.

Eat more foods that are high in calcium, such as allowed dairy products.

Stop smoking

If you smoke cigars or cigarettes, try to quit.

Foods That Can Affect Your Blood Pressure

Column A = Foods you can eat because they are low in salt

Any milk or Yogurt

Fresh, frozen or low-sodium canned vegetables

All fruits and juices

Enriched breads, Hard dinner rolls, Low-sodium cereals, Unsalted crackers/breadsticks

Any fresh or fresh-frozen meats, poultry, unbreaded fish; Low-sodium canned tuna or salmon

White or sweet potatoes; Homemade soups with allowed vegetables or milk, any sweets or desserts

(made with allowed milk); Unsalted margarine or butter; Unsalted salad dressings

Column B = Foods you should avoid because they are high in salt

Buttermilk or Milk shakes

Regular canned vegetables or Pickled vegetables

Breads, crackers and rolls with salted tops, Instant hot cereals,

Pancakes, waffles and biscuits containing salt; baking powder, or self-rising flour

Instant mixes for pancakes, waffles or biscuits

Any meat, fish or poultry that is cured, smoked, salted or canned

Sardines, anchovies and pickled meats; Regular hard and processed cheeses

Potatoe casserole mixes; Regular bouillon, broth or consomme;

Salted butter; Regular salad dressing; Instant rice

Adapted from Krause's Food, nutrition, and diet therapy. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1992:574.

This information provides a general overview on managing high blood pressure

with lifestyle changes and may not apply to everyone. Talk to your family doctor

to find out if this information applies to you and to get more information on this subject.

Visit the AAFP World Wide Web site at http://www.aafp.org/healthinfo for more useful information.

Permission is granted to reproduce this material for nonprofit educational purposes.

Written permission is required for other uses, including electronic uses.

American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook :

A Complete Guide to Reducing Sodium and Fat in the Diet

Amazon.com description: About 60 million Americans have high blood pressure,

which increases their risk of heart disease.The two best way to lower blood pressure

without medication are lowering sodium in your diet and controlling your weight.

The American Heart Association cookbooks always help you reduce the fat in your diet-

-now this one helps you reduce the sodium, too.

Amazon.com description:The author, Marcia Sabate Williams RWilli643@aol.com , June 5, 1998

My book is ALL NATURAL ...My cooking is all natural because I use only fruits and fruit juices

to sweeten and no artificial sweeteners. I also us no chemical tasting salt substitutes.

To replace salt I use fruit juices, wine, pepper, herbs and spices.

To replace fats I use no stick pans, juices, stocks, wine, and watery vegetables and fruits.

The result is great. It's not hard to do once you get on to it.