Sugar has come in for a lot of criticism of late when it comes to health, being blamed for a range of issues. But now Canadian researchers are saying salt is the most demon of the demon trio of salt, fat and sugar.
“[Sugar is] not of the same impact as salt and not associated with as many diseases. Salt is worse than sugar,” Dr. Norm Campbell with the University of Calgary’s Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta said in a recent CBC News item. “About one-third of hypertension around the world is caused by excess dietary salt, so about 300 million people in the world have hypertension due to excess salt and over two million in Canada,” Dr.Campbell said.
In addition to hypertension, salt also impacts:
- Rheumatoid arthritis and MS
- Gastric Cancer
So put down that salt shaker as you eat your holiday meals, and better yet check here to see what ingredients you should be buying that are low- or no-salt. The salt you add to food is generally only a small part of your overall salt consumption every day, especially if you’re eating a lot of processed foods or dining at restaurants for a majority of your meals.