Category: salt

Too Much Salt Harms Organs

Even if you are not “salt sensitive,” meaning that salt intake does not affect your blood pressure, eating too much salt may still damage your blood vessels, heart, kidney, and brain, according to scientists at the...

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While more than 95% of people in 18 countries consume more than 3 grams of sodium per day, only 22% consume more than 6 grams. For healthy people the amount they are already consuming is likely okay. As far as these folks are...

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Salt Boosts Hunger More than Thirst…

we hear from Jens Marc Titze, MD. Recent finding:  Salt increases thirst for an hour or two, but within 24 hours, high-salt intake actually reduces thirst and increases hunger. Constant consumption of a high salt diet can result...

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Sea Salt Ineffective For Sodium Reduction

Don’t count on sea salt to reduce your dietary sodium intake. A recent American Heart Association survey found that 61% of consumers believe sea salt is a “low-sodium alternative” to table salt, which is mined...

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Salt Controversy?

An estimated 1.65 million deaths from cardiovascular disease worldwide in 2010 were caused by sodium intakes over 2,000 milligrams a day, according to the first study. It used the results of 103 trials to estimate the effect of...

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