Food for thought: Cutting back on salt may cause you to eat more

And doesn’t that thought just ruin a food nanny’s day.

“Our bodies naturally crave salt, a necessary nutrient, and research shows that we gravitate to the amount we need for our bodies to function properly. Salt deficiency has been linked to a host of health concerns, including insulin resistance, increased risk of heart attacks and reduced cognition. But what if eating less salt also increases your weight by making you eat more?”:

Read more at the Examiner.

4 thoughts on “Food for thought: Cutting back on salt may cause you to eat more”

  1. “But wait! Didn’t they first accuse food companies of putting too much salt in prepared foods to make us all eat more? How is it the loony left always gets to have things both ways.”

    Most of the scientists belong to their movement so they can come up with papers that support everything and anything.

    Personally I experienced cramps after exercise, thought it was a lack of magnesium but after a bit of experimentation it was simply the loss of salt through sweating; since finding that out I make sure I salt my food liberally, pardon the pun.

  2. But wait! Didn’t they first accuse food companies of putting too much salt in prepared foods to make us all eat more? How is it the loony left always gets to have things both ways. So now less salt makes us want to eat more. But I’m now waiting for the other shoe to drop. What is the loony left solution to every problem; higher taxes. So will we soon see salt taxes?

  3. The “salt nannies” also don’t appear to be able to make up their minds if they are talking about “salt” (sodium chloride) or sodium. The distinction is likely to be important to people who actually are “sodium sensitive” so that they don’t become “chlorine deficient”.
    Both sodium and chlorine are essential in the diet.
    For most people the range between too much and too little is wide. Left to their own devices they are likely to self regulate.
    It’s really only those for whom the range is narrow who need to closely monitor consumption. So as to ensure that they stay within their personal “safe range”.

  4. The alleged increase in obesity co-relates well with government getting involved with what people eat.

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