Friday, October 17, 2008

"SHAKE OFF THE SALT AND LIVE A GOODLIFE"

When served with gloriously delicious good at times we embrace such gastronomic delight without thinking that as we fill our palates with appetizing flavors, we just may be taking in food that may not be necessarily good for our bodies. The food choices we make today can have an impact on our state of health tomorrow.

Filipinos can be considered a "seasoning" race, from having a trickle of the bottled fish sauce (patis) to spice up a dish to relishing that salty shrimp paste (bagoong) that complements green mango slices, which explains why salt has been an integral ingredients in making food more appealing to us. But we need to remind ourselves that the more sodium we incorporate in our diet, the higher the risk we have of developing hypertension.

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