Give Your Dishes a Savory Boost with These Homemade Flavored Salts

Regular, plain ol’ sodium chloride is pretty great, but I have a soft spot for flavored salt, which is super easy to make and super tasty (as long as you pick tasty mix-ins). You can make flavored salts with herbs, sauces, even wine, provided you use the correct method.

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In case you were curious how artisan salt is made

The Horrible Things That Happen If You Don’t Get Enough Sodium

In the 1930s, it was generally accepted that the body needed sodium to function, but no one had studied what broke down when the sodium in a person’s diet was removed. One researcher researcher and four volunteers decided to find out. It was awful.

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And you thought your ex tried to suck the life out of you!

Salt vampire! Star Trek – s01e05 – The Man Trap

I remember one person telling me that you “train with water, race with sugar”. While maltodextrose is good for energy, round out what you ingest with other electrolytes and such like:

  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Salt
  • Iron

How Much [X] Could You Eat Before It Would Kill You?

Toxicologists have a saying that “the dose makes the poison,” meaning that anything and everything can kill you in large enough quantities. So here we take five incredibly common (and usually benign) foods and household items to their illogical conclusion. Ever contemplated eating 480 bananas? Don’t do it.

While we’re on that note, this isn’t a dare. Also, drinking that much coffee sounds disgusting.

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Who would eat toothpaste?!  But “food coma” does not get a mention…

The dose is much lower when administered orally. We're still trying to get the paper into the needles for subcutaneous injection.

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