Saturday, 10 June 2017

Everything We Know About Salt May Be Wrong - updated


If you eat a lot of salt — sodium chloride — you will become thirsty and drink water, diluting your blood enough to maintain the proper concentration of sodium. Ultimately you will excrete much of the excess salt and water in urine.

The theory is intuitive and simple. And it may be completely wrong.

New studies of Russian cosmonauts, held in isolation to simulate space travel, show that eating more salt made them less thirsty but somehow hungrier. Subsequent experiments found that mice burned more calories when they got more salt, eating 25 percent more just to maintain their weight.

What is the lesson here? Salt helps you to lose weight but do not rush to eat a lot of salt now.

Ref: 
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/health/salt-health-effects.html?_r=0
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4506846/Eating-salt-help-LOSE-weight-study-reveals.html

You may want to read

1) 7 Reasons to Drink Warm Salt Water Every Day
2) The Salt Myth – How Much Sodium Should You Eat Per Day

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