Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Why can't salty things be good for you?

Like, why do chips and things have to be all "mmmmm, look how yummy we are!" and then secretly be all "just pretend we're not super high in fat and sodium and have absolutely no redeeming nutritional value ok?"

I guess it's partly that I love salt. And sugar, but let's not get distracted here. And salt isn't really a great thing health wise, but why is it that all savory (read: salty) snacks are unhealthy? Even the healthy ones?!

For example, I bought "almond crackers" that are so darn tasty that my Mom and I nicknamed them "crack crackers" and they're gluten free and have healthy nut fats and protein or whatever but a handful of them are worth, like, seventeen thousand calories and dude! All I wanted was some salty goodness I mean come on!

So I guess I'm just having a little babyish, immature pouting session that things that taste good and salty can't be super healthy and good for you.

Pout, pout, pout.

*walks off stomping my feet*


Anonymous said...

Ha...we're all allowed to have immaturing pouting sessions now and then, they keep us human.

I agree with would be great if chips were a little better than deathly awful for us. They're so tasty.


Dominic said...

Salt is MASSIVELY over-hyped as a health risk. You have not one, but two organs in your body that dedicate their entire lives to osmoregulation. So long as they have enough water to function with, your kidneys simply flush out excess salt.

Nobody ever wound up in the ER due to adding salt to their foods, but quite a few have wound up there because of low-sodium diets. Sodium being absolutely vital for the functioning of both muscles and nerve cells - health freaks on low-sodium diets have gone for a run and woken up in hospital after their sweat flushed out so much salt that there wasn't enough left for their vital organs.

You're on your own with the calories, but you shouldn't feel guilty about eating foods that have salt in them :)

Dateafrenchman said...

Here here. I indulge in a bag of chips (family size) maybe once a week with my favourite TV series. I figure everything in moderation. Cutting things out doesn't work for me. But see those naughty snacks as a treat is a bonus.

Victoria said...

They're SO tasty Elliott!

Ok Dominic, deal! But if I end up in the ER, I'm telling them you said it was ok! ;)

Sounds good Datea :)

Truly said...

You should check out "Veggie Straws" they're at Costco and a couple other food places.

The awesome thing is: one serving size is 63 straws. It's awesome. And they taste crispy and a little salty and look weird but they're delicious!

Try it :)

Victoria said...

Veggie Straws, got it :)

Anonymous said...

Check out the Life section...there's an article about crispy kale being healthy and a good substitute for salty snacks.

Maybe that's a healthy option for your salt fixs and pouting sessions...

Victoria said...

I'll take a look Anonymous :)