Salt in the Japanese diet: Who was it that made salt the scapegoat in the worlds rush to explain the cause of high blood-pressure? Sure scientists have proven that cholesterol is bad, but where is the definitive research proving that salt is the culprit? The reality is that we, as a species, have increased the incidence of a plethora of other health worries after we starting playing games with the mineral balance in our salt intake. We – especially those of us on a Japanese diet – should be going out of our way to take more salt.
Archive for September, 2011
Daddy in Japan Series – Part 6: Despite my low expectations, I was really impressed with my trip to Yumenoshima (夢の島). My pocket was a mere 250 yen lighter for the pleasure and my son went to bed with a huge smile on his face. Particularly the Tropical Botanical Gardens (夢の島熱帯植物館) was fantastic. Read more about the visit in the new article on stippy.com (we took lots of pictures to help you decide if you want to go with your family).