Post by Vicky Post by Kate B Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Post by Chris McMillan
mind you. He was a well known salt addict.
When I was little, I was a genuine (?) salt addict: I used to eat lots
of it, neat (licked from my hand). Until one day (I was in single
figures I think - 5 to 9), on a family holiday in Denmark, I made myself
sick (at least I think it was the salt that did it); that seemed to
moderate my liking, though I still quite like it.
I hope you're watching your blood pressure!
I like lots of salt on my food and my blood pressure is always good.
I don't put _that_ much salt on my food (I ask for one salt in
McDonalds; very occasionally, I get the one that I ask for. More often
than not, I get a handful. Which irritates me, as I only use one). I
don't think I eat neat salt these days (nor for many years), though
could see doing so. I quite like a lot of (very unhealthy I'm sure)
snack foods that I suspect have a lot of salt in, though (crisp-like
I give blood regularly (well, last time they wouldn't let me as I had
toothache, and I forgot to make an appointment for my next donation),
and they take my BP then, and until redundancy work took it about
annually, too. They both said it was healthy for my age. (I couldn't
tell you the figures.)
[My cholesterol is - or was last time I checked it, over ten years ago I
think, but my lifestyle including diet and exercise level hasn't changed
since well before then - is also disgustingly low: two point something.
The nurse (it was a "health bus" or similar) was most put out, as I ate
far more chips than her (actually that _has_ gone down since
redundancy), but hers was much higher!]
Post by Vicky
When pregnant they threatened me if I gained more weight it could make
it go up but it didn't. I do get cramp sometimes so wonder if some
people have a tendency to need salt more. It might be because I need
to keep drinking fluids to avoid various problems and so lose salt
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
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