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Lox / Smoked Salmon - too salty for Paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 30, 2011 at 8:06 AM

Hi there,

the Lox / Smoked Salmon I can buy in my local supermarket is very salty. I you eat it you almost have the feeling to eat bacon! ;-)

So ... not the right choose, right?! :-/

thx

steve

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I have had this experience. 90% of salt intake comes from processed food so paleos cut that out completely and then forget to somewhat replace it.

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on August 30, 2011
at 05:50 PM

Salt isn't bad for you -- in fact you need sodium. So unless that's all you eat I wouldn't worry about it.

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on August 30, 2011
at 08:09 AM

If lox is wrong, I don't want to be right.

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on August 30, 2011
at 09:00 PM

It was bad enough giving up the bagels. Lox, too? Never!

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on August 30, 2011
at 05:53 PM

I think it's easy for paleos to skew their potassium/sodium ratio in the opposite direction of most people these days, to the detriment of their health. I've heard claims that the ratio should be 16:1, but I begin to get cardiac arrhthymias way before then. It may be that a lifetime of heavy salt intake permanently upregulates sodium excretion. If you eat a lot of sweet potatoes for example and then don't salt anything, you could easily skew it.

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on August 30, 2011
at 09:07 PM

I have had this experience. 90% of salt intake comes from processed food so paleos cut that out completely and then forget to somewhat replace it.

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on August 30, 2011
at 11:30 AM

I eat quite a bit of lox from the grocery store... I get the wild caught version and I think it's still salty. I think the salt is fine and I don't get a bloat from it. Since I can't eat it with cream cheese I put it in eggs or just by itself with some side veggies.

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