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Is Salt Bad for Us?

Yesterday I wrote about trialling a paleolithic diet for a couple of weeks. On this diet, one has to eat very little salt. That isn’t too big of a deal for me since for many years I’ve used low salt due to having had hypertension.

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Salt

But an article was forwarded to me recently regarding salt intake. It was written on June 12th of this year and I found it rather interesting as it says:

“…the evidence from studies published over the past two years actually suggests that restricting how much salt we eat can increase our likelihood of dying prematurely.”

Whoa! That would be a 360° turn around from what we have been told for so many years.

Read the article if you have a chance and let me know what you think. The author cites studies from the 1970’s and more recently.

Very interesting …

 

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