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New report regarding consumption of Cheese and salt

Report states that you can eat lots of cheese and salt. Very good for you. Tiny small print 'Sponsored by the American Dairy Industry"

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😂

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That’s bound to be an unbiassed report!

Seriously though, salt and diary products have been vilified by interest groups - particularly butter versus awful replacement concoctions such as Flora.

As someone who doesn’t eat processed food nor add salt at the table, I take 3grams of salt daily to keep my BP up - cardiologist’s instructions.

Moderation as always is probably the key.

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Thanks Finvola for the salt tip, were you able to identify a change in your BP as a result I wonder?

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Yes - enough to make me feel better at nineties over high fifties instead of eighties over mid fifties. I also drink as near 3 litres of liquid as I can manage and sip the salty water during the day. GP is aware as cardiologist recommended both water and salt.

The salt problem didn’t start with my AF - it’s been a lifelong balancing act and when we lived in the Middle East, I had sodium tabs prescribed. Comes from disliking salty food I suppose.

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Good to know Thank you!

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always and always.

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If we didn't eat everything we are told not to we would starve The old saying a little bit of what you like does you good

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A delightful chuckle🤣

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The BHS has a good article about various popular slimming diets. Really comes down to 'A little less of what you fancy does you good'! The Saturday Mail had a healthy eating article, focused on brain health. Seems you need to eat a huge variety of foods but not very much of anything. I think I could have guessed that........

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There’s a lot of pressure on the government, who in turn put pressure on the likes of NICE, from the big corporates (thinking primarily pharma here) to support the meds that may not be helping us as much as they like to ‘say’ they do. If you’re bombarded with convincing sales literature and invites to golf days etc, I can’t imagine what that pressure is like when trying to make the right decision for us, the end users. Ho-hum ! 🌻

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How I wish that were true. Cheese is my favorite food and despite high blood pressure I use salt as well as pepper, garlic and lemon.

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If made from high quality milk from cows eating proper grass, shouldn’t the cheese have vitamin K2 which helps clear the arteries?

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