Why a low salt diet could actually be bad for you
- Traditional recommendations on salt intake are based on dietary guidelines from 1977
- The same guidelines told us that “eating fat makes you fat”, which has since been disproven
- Many high sodium foods are unhealthy because they are high carb, highly processed foods
- High carb and low potassium intake are major causes of high blood pressure
- Low salt intake can increase insulin resistance – your body needs sodium to store glucose
- Focus on getting enough potassium, rather than eating less salt
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