Q NOW I HEAR SALT ISN’T BAD FOR MY HEART. CAN I GO CRAZY WITH THE MALDON?
Allow us to throw a question back at you: do you know your blood pressure? According to major new research from Boston University, assumptions about salt’s harmful effects were based on studies of those who already have high BP, where they still hold true. But for the heart-healthy population? No correlation has been established. It’s a tantalising thought, but that’s not to say those with a safe reading of 120/80 get an all-you-can-eat pass at the deli. The research simply proves how little we know about the interplay between our diets and our bodies. For example, the study suggests upping potassium could have a bigger impact than limiting sodium. In short, if you’re living off microwave mini pizzas, an elevated salt intake is likely the least of your worries. But adding a sea salt rub to your fish fillet? It’s open season.