My husband loves to cook. My husband puts to much salt in our food according to me. He doesn't think so and when I cook he says I don't put in enough so he will get the salt shaker adding more to his dinner. When we go to the movies and get popcorn he actually brings salt with him and keeps adding it as he enjoys the treat. I have to take what popcorn I want before he starts adding the salt making it to salty for me.
According to a study led by researchers at Baycrest in Toronto it was found evidence that high-salt diets coupled with low physical activity can be detrimental to cognitive health in older adults.
I think most Italian men are very good cooks. But they use a lot of spices and the one that may be bad for you is Sodium. Sodium can be harmful to your heart and your brain. Older adults who lead sedentary lifestyles and consume a lot of sodium in their diet may be putting themselves at risk for more than just heart disease. While low sodium intake is associated with reduced blood pressure and risk of heart disease, there is a study to extend the benefits of a low sodium diet to brain health in healthy older adults.
Check out this article: http://www.alzheimersweekly.com/content/hold-salt
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