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Karen and Hope: Getting healthy salt into your diet!

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 Did you hear about the guy who was addicted to eating salt?

Don't worry, he was cured.

HA!  Seriously!

If you are craving salts, there is a reason!  The number one reason would be a lack of minerals, or an imbalance of minerals.  There are many ways to enjoy healthy salt and obtain a healthy mineral balance, and this video shares many of them!

We each need healthy salt in our diets and using the best salts can help improve our health, our skin, sleep, weight loss goals, heart health, it will also keep us hydrated and SOOOOOO much more!

Bring on the Himalayan salt! (well, within reason….)

In our home we have salt lamps, take salt baths, use salt infusers, and I recommend salt inhalers to many of my clients.  Is it no wonder I promote healthy salt?

Replace the junk iodized table salt with Redmonds Real Salt, Arctic salt, sea salt, or Himalayan (my fav) and feel the difference!


If you look at your salt label and see the expiration date was six months past, you may just think:

Guess I waited too long to use the 250million year old Himalayan salt!

Have a great day!





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are you feeling salty karen a little salty

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i'm feeling a little crunchy right now oh no we're 
not talking about sit-ups right now whoops my bad

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everything's about sit-ups isn't it it is that's 
right so we're talking about salty and crunchy

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foods that's is and so if you are craving 
something salty or craving something crunchy

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this is just an idea panel really quick to let you 
know why you might be craving something salty or

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crunchy so this is like basically the 
video alternative to doritos cheetos

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um fritos why do they all end with oh oh i don't 
know i don't know oh well here's your alternative

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karen tell us what we're working on okay so when 
you're creeping salt number one reason people are

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craving salt is because they need minerals period 
so you've heard the word electrolytes can't say

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on that word all that is is macro minerals right 
so we need minerals there's macro minerals trace

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minerals macrominerals are the minerals that are 
most abundant in your life trace minerals are

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those that you don't need a ton of but you still 
need them like iodine or your thyroid doesn't

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function and so when you're craving salt often 
it's because you have an electrolyte imbalance you

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have a mineral imbalance and so you want it so if 
you're craving salt there's a couple things number

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one probably eat some salt right your body's 
craving some salt and so look at okay either i

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actually need salt and so go ahead and take your 
salt or your container of salt and put a quarter

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teaspoon in your water but you'd want to use yes 
i was just gonna say but not all salt is created

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not all salted cream this is real salt um actually 
this is himalayan salt but we use himalayan salt

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we use real salt there's antica salt there's a lot 
of wonderful salts that are out there but never

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ever ever use iodized salt for anything except 
the foot bath that's what works best but anyhow

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and so you don't want to be using any of those 
salts because they actually have i won't even

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get into the salt controversy right now but i will 
tell you that real salt himalayan salt those are

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they help create the same ph in the body that the 
body already holds because it has so many minerals

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in it where you eat and iodized salt and you're 
going to be drying some of those minerals out of

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the body period and you're not you're not actually 
creating a a sparking environment and minerals are

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the sparks of life and so when people are craving 
salt often it's because they don't have enough

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minerals but it also can be because you're not 
sleeping very well so if you're like you wake up

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and you're craving something salt did you actually 
get enough sleep the night before right and so

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making sure that we're sleeping enough having 
a salt deficiency can be representation of um

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maybe you have a few extra pounds that we need to 
lose right because if we are if we have more extra

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weight on our body that affects our taste buds and 
so if we can decrease some of the extra weight we

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might have our taste buds will come alive i've 
told that to people for over 15 years i'm like

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you're gonna lose weight and you're gonna love 
everything like no i will never eat a tomato

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i'm like no you're gonna love tomatoes you know no 
you're gonna love this because they don't realize

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that their taste buds are completely influenced by 
how many extra pounds they might have in the body

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and so they become dull to salt that's why you 
see people who are a little extra weight always

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putting more salt on everything right so many high 
sodium diets yes geared towards obesity and people

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who don't have a lot of extra weight we're like 
oh man weight on the salt right but i i've seen

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people who get pregnant and they gain a lot more 
weight and they're putting salt on everything now

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mind you they're pregnant they need more minerals 
right so they think their body's like just salt

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it just salt it we're here to show you other ways 
to get those minerals my very favorite is celery

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so celery is that wonderful product that can help 
balance the sodium and the potassium levels of

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the body and it's crunchy so it's it provides 
salt to the body but it also gives that crunch

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so celery is one of my favorite snacks the 
kids grew up with containers like this full

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of celery soaking and carrot soaking and they 
just grab a handful and go to school so celery

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is one of those phenomenal things celery um 
because how i mentioned how it helps balance

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that sodium potassium the sodium is what allows 
water to go into the cell where potassium helps

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pull extra water out of the cell and that has 
both of them in there so good if and how and

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where else can you get salt well obviously uh you 
can get them when you're nuts and seeds these this

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naturally these are salted so pistachios that i 
i get a lightly salted pistachio because they're

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delicious and they're fun when you have that 
little salty craze um i make a sprouted pumpkin

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seed these are just some pumpkin seeds that i 
soaked overnight and then i put a teaspoon of salt

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on them and you know kind of shook them up and 
then put them in my dehydrator really easy nuts in

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and of itself because nuts are so full of fat they 
help get rid of salty cravings as well so nuts

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are really wonderful vinegar helps to get rid of 
salty cravings and then we have snacks of course

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so the snacks that are easy a lot of people are 
familiar with popcorn but there's sorghum as well

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you can sprout and sprout you can pop some soy 
gum you can sprout you know pop some popcorn

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all of them are fun we just don't do a lot of 
corn in our home this is so delicious so if you

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are feeling like popcorn is your nemesis which is 
kind of mine um i love popcorn this was like so

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light and like no seeds getting stuck in your 
teeth and it was just like the flavor was so

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good and you know what's so interesting 
eating this was like you didn't feel you

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know sometimes if you eat too much popcorn it's 
like you kind of just have that like uh feeling

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i mean i just had a handful of it last night but 
this was like so satisfying you don't need a lot

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no you don't need a lot and i know it's like 
super tiny but it's like so delicious and it

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comes in a bunch of different flavors yep and you 
can also pop your own so you can grab your little

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popcorn popper instead of popping corn you can pop 
sorghum and then you can add different seasonings

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to it italian seasoning is really good on those 
kind of pop products this is a fun product

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because it's all sugary and salty and it's just 
very these these dang right products these are

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a coconut chip and there's many places that make 
a coconut chip i bought this for this presentation

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we were walking through the store and i'm like 
oh my gosh we should get some coconut chips right

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because they're easy to grab and they kind of 
satisfy that that munch munch and they've got

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that little salt you know i had a couple of these 
yesterday and you could almost make a little bit

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of a trail mix with the oh sure because they were 
like not thin but not thick but you could almost

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mix some of these together and just have it like 
a nice little handful or add some raisins and now

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you have sweet and salty so you keep you keep 
that kind of thing in the car don't you yeah

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this is like what i travel with a lot um i just 
noticed like all of a sudden when i get angry

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angry it's like pull over immediately 9-1-1 and 
so i always have things like this in my car and

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i have three kids and they're all in like where 
they eat the whole house stage so my oh this is

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almost 13. so having stuff like this in my little 
middle center council is like absolutely essential

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or they're like begging me to stop for places 
for things that they know they shouldn't have

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so having these types of snacks is awesome in my 
car and the one thing i love about it as a mom

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is they don't go bad so fast so it's like 
i can have these in there for a week or two

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maybe they don't need them but then all of a 
sudden they want them and it's not like check

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the expiration date oh it tastes bad now oh it's 
sour whatever like this stuff works so awesome i

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also okay really quick and move on in the back of 
my car i have a crate and it's like all my things

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that i always want to keep in my car which is like 
extra gloves extra hat because i live in wisconsin

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but extra snacks so i have unopened stuff 
pistachios nuts different things like that

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so then they're gonna keep longer but when they 
are hungry they just are like okay and they reach

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in the back seat and it's been such an awesome 
thing it's like why didn't i think about this

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sooner because every time they get home from 
school from a ski hill we're going somewhere

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everybody somebody's hungry the second we get 
in the car it's like we just were in the house

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how are you hungry now but it always happens so 
these are awesome things as a mom that you're easy

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travel easy win yeah and that's that's really what 
we want you to look at we want you to look at how

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can we make it fast and easy and realize okay i'm 
craving something salty let's make it something

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easy so it's not salty and fattening at the same 
time and something kind of fun if you have someone

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who's angry in the house who gets kind of just 
upset give them something crunchy crunchy foods

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release anger and so carrots and and sorry to 
say anything that's crunchy like that just really

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helps even these these are considered crunchy as 
well those really help get out aggression so it's

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kind of a fun thing and people love to hear that a 
lot of people like to hear themselves crunch right

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now yeah they just love hearing crunch crunch 
crunch they like to hear it in their head and so

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giving people that crunchy food sometimes also 
helps them just to alleviate a little bit of

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extra stress and who would have known you can 
de-stress by eating something crunchy you know

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but it's a lot easier to de-stress eating 
something crunchy than something soft and

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you know i will say someone that has struggled 
with anxiety in the past there's nothing better

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than hearing that crunch like there's something 
that happens like neurologically that it's like

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all of a sudden my serotonin in my brain is like 
oh like it's so satisfying to hear that like

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um and just know that that doesn't have 
to come in a bag of disgusting chips okay

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cool point on that note crunching from an apple 
what does crunching usually say to the body

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it's fresh right and so that's why people get 
so excited when they hear something crunch

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and i read an article on this quite a while ago 
but it was when they eat something fresh and

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there's a crunch to it they go oh my gosh it's 
so now even if it might be a potato chip their

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body thinks oh calm down it's something fresh 
even though of course this is not a proponent of

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eating potato chip idea right now that is part 
of the reason it's amazing what an awesome tip

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we keep these crackers in the house because 
they're fun and we'll have moodle avocado on it

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we'll have it with something we i we actually do 
quite a bit of raw crackers so i do the flaxseed

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the fatsy crackers i love flaxseed crackers but 
lily likes these and since we only have well we

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only have one child under 18 but we have lots 
of them living here anyways but now she's the

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only one i'm responsible for and so we keep those 
around because it's fun and then we found these

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and i only bought them because we're doing our 
show if i buy these more than once a month i eat

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them but anyhow so i buy those a couple times 
a year and they're so yummy but they're paleo

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they're grain free and they're a little bit salty 
and they're just yummy so they're kind of fun

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i don't do a lot of snacks but these 
are really good i think the biggest

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message here karen i'm getting from you 
is like don't over complicate and like

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just a little bit can not only satisfy that 
craving for something crunchy or salty but

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it's also helping your body on such a deeper level 
that you don't even know what's going on and so if

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you're craving those things sweet salty crunchy 
it might be worth investigating a little bit more

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because there could be a reason why you're craving 
that so maybe the doritos aren't the answer

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and maybe the pistachios or the seeds aren't the 
answer but these alternatives are going to be way

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better than the doritos and then definitely all 
of your programs like you dive so deeply into

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like the whys behind stuff so if you're curious 
definitely checking out more of what karen has

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with the holistic health practitioner program and 
the tnc total nutrition program like you're gonna

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be blown away with what you guys learned 
from this like this is just the beginning

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and we did do another video hoping i did on 
craving something sweet so make sure you go

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and check that one out as well and one thing one 
of the big whys and i'm going to end with this one

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of the big why's it you're craving something 
salty besides being traced mineral deficient

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if i can talk over the crunching over here would 
be also i love you you're so awesome because you

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might be low in protein and fats so just make sure 
that you have enough healthy proteins um you're

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looking at a plant-loving protein person so i've 
had our family plant proteins their whole life

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but look at your protein content look at 
your fat content and and may your taste buds

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be divine they thoroughly enjoy this 
new world of salt and crunch bon appetit

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