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Healthier salt to spice our dish (2) February 23, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Area Affecting, Bitter Taste, Intake, Salty Taste.
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He  discovered that it was the high sodium and low mineral content in the soil in their area affecting their food chain that brought about these heart problems and deaths.  He paved the way for the development of Pansalt, a salt alternative that cuts sodium chloride intake down to about half (43 %) while at the same time, promises to have the best taste profile among the low-sodium salts. 

Pansalt is composed of 57% sodium chloride. Providing the salty taste (since sodium chloride is reduced), Pansalt included 28% potassium chloride and 12% magnesium sulphate. It also included 2% lysine hydrochloride that further enhances the salty taste of the two components while masking their bitter taste.   Pansalt also contains trace amount (0.0036 %) of this element.

Pansalt has been an approved ingredient in organic food products by the National Food Agency of Finland, the European Commission and the Philippines’ Bureau of Food and Drugs.  Pansalt is for general use in the kitchen. It is also being used in more than a thousand food items (including bread, biscuits, sauces, sausages, margarines) in Europe and Japan, and even by major fast-foods outlets in Finland, including McDonald’s.

Reference:  Charles E. Buban …  Read the best, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Get fit, live longer December 20, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Death rate, Heart disease, In gresat shape, Long experiment in inertia, Out of shape.
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Perhaps your life has been one long experiment in inertia.  Maybe you’ve never been in great shape, and you’ve begun to wonder, why bother now?  The damage is done, right?  Wrong.  Even if you’re terribly out of shape, you can cut your risk for heart disease and other health problems dramatically.  All you have to do is get off the couch and out into the fresh air. 

A recent study of almost 10,000 men demonstrated that unfit men who became fit within five years had half the risk of dying from any cause as those who stayed out of shape.  Their death rate dropped as much as the death rate for men who build smoking during the five year study.  We haven’t  had good data in the past to show that if you’re unfit and change your ways, you really get a lot of benefit.  This suggests not only that you do get some benefits, but  that the benefits are very significant.

Ref: men’shealth