A High Salt Diet Is Bad, Right?
Most of us probably think salt is bad for us. Our doctors will most likely have prescribed a low salt diet if we suffer from high blood pressure or heart disease. Yet, recent studies shed a whole new light on how our bodies adjust to a high salt diet. And maybe its not all bad…
It had always been thought that if we ingest an extra load of salt, our kidneys will immediately try to restore the balance of salt and water in our blood. According to this simplistic concept – when we eat more salt, we drink more water. The imbibed water then flushes out the excess salt, allowing the levels of both salt and water to return to normal.
But some recent studies, including observations on astronauts, whose intake and outgo could be monitored carefully, show that this is not what happens when we increase our salt intake.[Read more…] about Could A High Salt Diet Actually Be Beneficial?