Hey, down here. Yeah, I donâ€™t know what it is either, but itâ€™s art. Anyway, todayâ€™s blog is about removing sodium or salt from your diet. So hereâ€™s what happened. I read this article that Boston Market, a national chain, has made kind of a PR move about removing the salt shakers from their booths, their tables.
Now irregardless of why they did it, itâ€™s a good move. They donâ€™t go on to say that, however, like their chicken and their rotisserie stuff is just loaded with sodium and butter. But nonetheless itâ€™s a pretty good move.
But what happens was is thereâ€™s this article thatâ€™s kind of taking a shot at Boston Market. My feeling is like, even if they did it for PR and theyâ€™re taking credit for making an attempt to help educate people about high sodium, blood pressure, isnâ€™t that a good thing?
Then they liken it to the degree of tobacco and how tobacco has a heritage and a lineage of everybody knows tobacco is bad and everybody knows that you shouldnâ€™t smoke. I donâ€™t know. I guess maybe thatâ€™s a fact.
But the problem here is that theyâ€™re actually arguing about sodium maybe not being bad for you. Really? Theyâ€™re actually making a statement, a case here, that salt hasnâ€™t been proven to be good or bad for you.
Hereâ€™s what I suggest you do. Take some watermelon, put a bunch of salt on it. Itâ€™s what my dad used to do. Eat the watermelon with the salt. Run into the bathroom and weigh yourself, youâ€™ll weigh about 12,000 pounds. Sodium retains water. Sodium does increase your blood pressure. Sodium, especially the salt that you get now, like table salt, itâ€™s really bad for you. Itâ€™s like table sugar or table ketchup or table anything. Donâ€™t eat that crap.
Once again, hereâ€™s kind of a decent thing thatâ€™s done. But, you know, no matter whether itâ€™s good or bad thereâ€™s always a side, much like this frog, thatâ€™s always picking on somebody for trying to do something right. Get over yourselves, OK, you know? If more of these big companies did this like Taco Bell andâ€‘well they talk about even Olive Garden and a few other to certain degrees are making an attempt. Hey, itâ€™s better than nothing. Letâ€™s take what we can get.
From me, the frog, and my buddy Gary who just got back from New York, boy are his arms tired, weâ€™ll see you later.