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Add Salt to Your Food Daily - Despite What Your Doctor Says

Add Salt to Your Food Daily - Despite What Your Doctor Says

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  • Salt is an essential nutrient required for blood pressure regulation, transportation of nutrients into and out of your cells, ion exchange, and brain-muscle communication.
  • Decades of scientific research have failed to show the benefits of a low-salt diet, and in fact tend to show the opposite. Low-salt (DASH) diets are associated with higher cardiac risk across multiple studies.
  • The primary original study responsible for the "sodium myth" did not control for fructose consumption, which is a major factor contributing to heart disease.
  • All salts are not equal, in terms of their impact on your health.

By Dr. Mercola

The idea that salt is bad for you and contributes to heart disease is an idea that has become more or less cemented as dogma in the West. Where did this idea come from? And more importantly, is it true?

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