Adding salt to food at table can cut years off your life, study finds | Health | The Guardian

Adding salt to meals at the table is linked to an earlier death, according to a study of 500,000 middle-aged Britons.

Researchers found that always adding salt to food knocks more than two years off life expectancy for men and one-and-a-half years for women. This does not include seasoning during the cooking process.

The study did not definitively rule out other factors, such as salt consumption being a proxy for a generally less healthy lifestyle, but the team behind the work said the evidence was compelling enough that people should consider avoiding seasoning their meals.

“To my knowledge, our study is the first to assess the relation between adding salt to foods and premature death,” said Prof Lu Qi of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, who led the work. “Even a modest reduction in sodium intake, by adding less or no salt to food at the table, is likely to result in substantial health benefits, especially when it is achieved in the general population.”

 

Source: Adding salt to food at table can cut years off your life, study finds | Health | The Guardian

American Factories Are Making Stuff Again As CEOs Take Production Out of China – Slashdot

The construction of new manufacturing facilities in the US has soared 116% over the past year… There are massive chip factories going up in Phoenix: Intel is building two just outside the city; Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing is constructing one in it. And aluminum and steel plants that are being erected all across the south… Scores of smaller companies are making similar moves, according to Richard Branch, the chief economist at Dodge…

Source: American Factories Are Making Stuff Again As CEOs Take Production Out of China – Slashdot

A better life

Raffaello Palandri's Blog

We are not granted to have a special life. Our life will be better if we live it by understanding ourselves, achieving our purpose, and helping others.

I have found quite early, and quite hardly, that we are not given a special life. We are supposed to make something out of it, creating our own definition of success, fulfillment, purpose, and happiness.

We must create our own definition of success, fulfillment, purpose, and happiness

Raffaello Palandri – Free to Achieve, 2019

Yet, those definitions are meant to be lived by, not just stated.

And when you understand who you really are, then you also understand that we are entangled with every other living being in this Universe.

So, a wise, effective, long-lasting way to live a better life is to help others.

And you? Which was your life epiphany?

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