View Full Version : Salt Addiction
03-28-2007, 08:34 PM
So I am pretty sure I have a bit of an addiction to all things salty, pretzles, cheese-its, chex mix, everything! Can anyone suggest any remedies to help stop this?? Thanks!;)
03-28-2007, 09:16 PM
Lemons and celery are high in natural salt. Do alot of lemon juice?
03-28-2007, 09:48 PM
I've always found cheese its and pretzels disgusting.
Sea Salt is more nourishing and you need less. Once your body gets the needed trace minerals missing in refined salt in processedd foods, it will shut off the salt craving.
Other than that don't worry about. So long as you eat sea salt, I think you will be fine :)
03-28-2007, 10:49 PM
Most raw olives are packed with raw salt. So get some jalapeņo stuffed olives or Botilla olives. Or shake some Celtic seasalt in an avocado (I sometimes eat that when I'm out of olives).
03-28-2007, 11:21 PM
I've heard salt cravings are linked to adrenal fatigue.
03-28-2007, 11:36 PM
Yup. When I had the Addison's disease (no adrenal glands) I had to drink seasalt water all the time. Like Dr. Batmangelli says. (never can get his name right.) Now I may have the Addison's again - not sure - but definately been craving the salt. Been drinking lots of lemon juice.
03-29-2007, 06:57 AM
I have HUGE salt cravings. I can only seem to get off of it for 3 days at a time every few months.
03-29-2007, 07:22 AM
maybe try a salad dressing of your favorite cold pressed oil and raw apple cider vinegar with alot of freshly crushed garlic . and make it a day or more before use so the garlic permeates the liquids . the heavy garlic seems to quench the craving . and i agree with the celery . i bet if you juice alot of it , because its high in natural sodium which your cells can utilize as opposed to the inorganic unutilizable mineral table salt , youll quench your salt tooth .
plus ide say dryed tomatos have a decent raw sodium content andll quench the s tooth . and if your still craving try adding only a little bit to your salad dressing container so that a little bit shall give a slight hint of salt on alot of meals , and eventually youll adjust and wont need it anymore .
03-29-2007, 08:13 AM
Thanks all I will definitely up the lemon juice, and celery in the meantime. I am a huge fan of olives (big suprise!) so those I think are atleast a better choice in the meantime :)
03-29-2007, 02:18 PM
I don't think you should be really worried about killing your craving unless you really know that you are continuing to eat too much for your health and blood pressure even after trying out some of the above suggestions.
I think people are different "taste types" as well as character types. Some just naturally enjoy sweeter tastes. Some sour, some bitter, some salty. Those are the different dominant tastes, so it makes sense to me that we all gravitate to our own kind. Of course, we can pervert our taste by eating too much of it or using unnatural ingredients. So I would say be aware and accept what you are, while trying to be moderate and as natural as possible in fulfilling it.
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