Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sea Salt

Sea Salt has been around for a while, well almost since the beginning of this planet anyway, then as a natural preservative of foods for our ancestors, along with smoking and dehydrating.  However, once again leave it to companies wanting to make a profit to turn it into something that it is not.
For months now Wendy's has been advertising their french fries with sea salt, and last night I saw Campbell's advertising that their soups were now made with sea salt. The commercials give you the impression that it is better tasting and better for you in general.

This ties into work because a few weeks ago while doing patient teaching about HTN a woman asked about sea salt and she wondered if it was any better for her?
Because of all the advertising lately I had actually thought of this subject before, so I calmly said to her, it might taste a little different, but think about cigarettes. One may taste different than the others, but the effects on the body and the outcomes are the same.
We just looked at each other for a second then continued with the rest of the teaching.

Only difference is they mine it by the sea


Anonymous said...

Lol, nice analogy! I might have to use that in the future...

NP Odyssey said...

Thought it was better than comparing it to different types of sugar.

Mark p.s.2 said...

Comparing salt to cigarettes is crazy. You must be joking? Without a proper salt concentration in our blood we die.

NP Odyssey said...

Mark your right. And just like salt your body also contains potassium and other minerals and substances that will kill you if have too much.

Why stop at your body, salt also works wonders on the roads to melt snow and ice, in a soft water conditioner, on a margarita rim, curing salmon, killing leeches.