This week..salt….that delectably ‘sinful’ ingredient that is supposed to be a cardiac nightmare..
I have written about the topic before….
AND…moving on from the health aspect…
salt tastes good!
As an ingredient in dishes, salt has two vital roles. First, it diminishes the bitterness of dishes (hello rocket/dandelion and other leafy greens). Secondly, through stamping out any bitter notes of your dish, salt will encourage the taste and smell of your meal to shine on.
Making for one delectable dish..
And as an aside and of some/lots of interest…
- Restricting salt has been shown to increase insulin resistance.
- Upping your salt intake has been found to assist with eliminating excess cortisol
…which for stress heads is a plus…
and for girls desperate to start reducing that puffy, swollen look often apparent in the abdomen, this is another factor to consider. High cortisol levels generally make themselves known through stomach fat. Urgh!
But..as usual I digress..
Watch the vid and see what salt Mel and I choose to use..
..and please don’t pursue the usual salt suspects..live a little and buy good quality salt with added mineral content!