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Salt makes you hungry, not thirsty

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1. The premise that salt leads to hypertension has never been scientifically supported. On the contrary, studies show that a reduced-sodium diet leads to health issues. In one study, subjects consuming less than 2300 mg. (the recommended daily allowance) of sodium per day had significantly higher mortality rates (meaning a higher risk of death) than the subjects consuming 2300 mg. or more sodium per day.

 

Per the RDA, 2300 is the upper limit not the recommended daily allowance. Compare https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK56068/table/summarytables.t3/?report=objectonly for the daily recommended intake for adults (1.5g/d or 1500mg/d) versus https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK56068/table/summarytables.t8/?report=objectonly (2.3g/d or 2300mg/d). 

 

Because that study now returns a 404 not found when clicking the link above, I can't look at it, but if they really did say 2300mg/d, then they are at the very upper limit recommended by the RDA.

Edited by Miraenda

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When I go from a low salt meal to a high salt meal I will be more thirsty on that day. However, on subsequent says I am less thirsty.

 

When I fasted and had no salt at all, I became thirsty way more often as my body seemed to excrete all the water really quickly.

 

But isn't this just how the water-retention from salt works?

 

Overall this seems to make a lot of sense and corralates with my observations. The making hungry part as well.

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