Salt

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The idea of a low sodium diet is to consume less salt. There are many sources of information. Sources may  promote a fad or a personal theory. Buyer beware. These resources are scientific and fact based: The Low Sodium Program and other resources at  Please Don’t Pass the Salt  What Can I Eat at Hacking …

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Bread

Flour is the product of grinding and milling cereal (grain). The main point of harvesting grain is to preserve the starches in the cereal, to be eaten and metabolized into glucose. The Nafufians, hunter gatherers in Jordan, were making bread with wild cereal 12,500 BCE.  The master formula for ancient bread is to grind dried …

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Cookbooks

Dietary and culinary theories abounded – and still persist, that salt is adds flavour and should be used in cooking nutritious and tasty food. Salt has been added to food as necessary preservative e.g. ham, sausage, olives, cheese, soy and other sauces. It has become a normal practice to put some salt into any dish, …

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Salt

For quick reference in baking and bread machine baking, I read a refererence in a recipe as table salt, conventionally ground: Salt (sodium chloride) is a chemical agent used to cook or process food. Saltiness is regarded as one of 5 main tastes. (Scientists have not, as of 2018, identified a distinctive taste receptor for …

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Hypertension

I had a stroke in January. I was unconscious for a few days, hospitalized for a couple of weeks and off work for a few months. I was hypertensive. I thought I had been cooking healthy i.e. not using more salt than a recipe required etc. My blood pressure dropped with medication during my recovery. …

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