In the book, Dr. Fuhrman addresses this question by first clarifying that this is a program designed for weight loss and those who want to achieve great health. To do that, it’s important that we don’t use excess salt, beyond what is contained in our foods naturally. Numerous studies have connected excess salt use to heart attacks, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease. He explains that if you really desire salt on your food, wait until your plate is full and salt your food at the table, rather than cooking with salt OR using high-sodium ingredients like ketchup and soy sauce. This is absolutely my recommendation as well for the recipes found here! If you can’t live without it, add a little. None of the recipes here include salt as an ingredient. I, for one, am not 100% and do include a little himalayan salt in some of my meals.
About the Author: Elisha, CNC
Elisha is the founder of the Eat to Live Support Group on Facebook, a community of 65k plus whole-food, plant-based eaters. Elisha began blogging about this lifestyle in 2010 after discovering that it was a treatment for years of yo-yo dieting and disordered eating. Today she is a mentor to thousands who are striving to adopt this lifestyle.