Let’s face it: There’s always a difference between “what’s right” and “what’s real.”
What’s right is, we should watch our salt.
Probably not as much as the guidelines claim. Those numbers are set far too low. So low, in fact, that following them could actually be harmful in some cases.
You can get a little beyond the guidelines in most cases and remain perfectly healthy. And the KIND of salt you’re getting can matter too.
But what’s real is many of us don’t just go “a little” beyond. We’re blowing WAY PAST those levels, and then some. Plus, we’re loading up on junk salts.
That’s where the latest research comes into the picture. It bridges the gap between “what’s right” and “what’s real.”
And it does so in the most delicious way possible… with cheese!
The BEST way to protect your blood vessels
Whether it’s cheddar, gouda, feta, or blue… camembert, asiago, mozzarella, or brie… cheese can do more than jazz up your menu.
It can rush through your arteries like the Salt Police, stopping the damage to the blood vessel walls and protecting you from the risks that come with it.
Well, technically it’s not the cheese that does this. It’s a unique antioxidant found IN most cheeses.
And the study finds that eating cheese slashes the risk of damage to the blood vessels from a high-salt diet.
Researchers had a set of volunteers spend weeks trying different levels of salt. After a single week of getting 5,500 mg per day – or about two to four times the limit recommended in the various guidelines –folks began to suffer from blood vessel dysfunction.
Their blood vessels weren’t able to relax as easily. It was a sign they were starting to tighten up and narrow.
But when they were given the same high-salt levels plus about six ounces of cheese per day, they didn’t suffer that damage.
They didn’t just have LESS of that damage. They had NONE of it.
Balance out your salt intake with delicious CHEESE
Now, this isn’t an excuse to go load up on cheese and then eat all the salt you want.
First off, that’s about two and a half pounds of cheese a week. Even if you love cheese as much as I do, that’s a lot to eat. And it’ll add a lot of cheddar to your grocery bill too.
And second, there are other ways too much salt can cause damage, including nudging your electrolytes out of balance.
But unless you’re salt-sensitive, you don’t have to obsess over it. There’s no need to track every single grain.
Just keep it in check a little with common-sense steps such as avoiding processed foods and fast foods which are full of junk salts.
And always taste your food before adding a dash of mineral-rich Himalayan or sea salt to your dish. You might find it doesn’t even need any extra.
Then, throw some cheese into the mix. That way you won’t have to worry so much about having a little extra salt here and there.
Talk about a delicious solution. Sign me up!