Thursday, April 22, 2010
The war on salt…
A bitch has been on the front lines of the war on salt for a few years now.
I’ll confess that I didn’t give a shit about the war on salt until my ass was diagnosed with high blood pressure.
Pause…sip coffee and do happy joy coffee dance in my head…continue.
Okay, okay…I still didn’t care about the war on salt even after I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. My caring began after I started taking my blood pressure meds and realized that when they list frequent urination as a side effect they mean the hell out of that…they are serious…a bitch was peeing every half hour and that ain’t a recipe for happiness or joy!
I’m just keeping it real!
All that pee made a bitch go back to my doctor and ask her what I needed to do to control my blood pressure without meds.
Random conspiracy theory aside - I suspect they did that shit on purpose…mmmhmm, a gaggle of doctors got together and decided to make blood pressure meds side effects just bad enough to have people consider changing their diet but not bad enough to have people stop taking them altogether.
Anyhoo, I’ve been at war with salt since the post meds peeing began.
And let a bitch tell you, keeping my daily salt intake under 2400 milligrams per day is harder than it should be! Food manufacturers put salt in everything and that shit adds up quick as hell, so this bitch used to struggle to keep my diet diverse while still keeping my alt intake under 2400 milligrams per day.
Anyhoo, salt intake is in the news now ‘cause some folks want food manufacturers to cut the salt they add to things…and other folks want the government to mandate that food manufacturers cut the salt they add to things…and still other folks want the anti-salt people to stand down ‘cause folks have the right to eat a bowl of salt for breakfast if they want to.
All I know is that the best way I’ve found to control my salt intake has been to cook my own food…and read labels.
So far so good.
I’m not off the blood pressure meds yet but my doctor reduced the dosage so I’m not peeing as much and that is a very good thing!
But the war on salt continues!
Something tells me that food manufacturers aren’t going to change a damn thing until the masses join this war and change becomes a factor in their profit margins.
As my beloved father used to say, money talks and bullshit walks…