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The Salt Poll

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Cort, Nov 28, 2009.


What is My Attitude Towards Salt?

  1. I crave it, I salt (virtually) everything. I need salt!

    164 vote(s)
  2. I like salt, I use it in moderate amounts but I don't crave it

    110 vote(s)
  3. Salt? Puh! I'm neither one way or the other regarding salt.

    33 vote(s)
  4. Salt is bad news! I stay away from salt religiously.

    10 vote(s)
  1. Calathea

    Calathea Senior Member

    Spitfire, how much salt did you put into your water? I suspect that some people are putting in too much! Try a pinch in a glass, and if you tolerate that, two pinches.
    Little Bluestem likes this.
  2. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

    Cornwall, UK
    Just read this new info on salt from Physician's First Watch:

    IOM Report Notes Doubts on Dietary Sodium Recommendations
    By Amy Orciari Herman

    New research supports the health benefits of lowering sodium intake from very high levels to more moderate levels (i.e., 2300 mg/day), according to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, but reducing intake too much might actually be detrimental to one's health.

    Current guidelines recommend a 2300 mg daily limit for those at average risk, and a 1500 mg limit for higher-risk individuals such as blacks, adults over age 50, and those with diabetes or kidney disease. The new IOM report concludes that evidence is insufficient to determine whether lowering intake below 2300 mg raises or lowers cardiovascular risk in the general population. In addition, there's not enough evidence to indicate that higher-risk adults should have lower targets than those at average risk; in fact, some research points to possible harms with lower intake among higher-risk individuals.

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    Background: Previous Physician's First Watch coverage of the salt controversy (Free);67835796;tdgMAU5+qIqeQ+U4O7L9N+gu76xb/tNCV/HCYHE9nZQ=
  3. Lolo

    Lolo Senior Member

    I am at the point that I don't trust research and studies etc. They keep changing their minds. Why? (It's a rhetorical question) I think each person has to work out what's best for themselves. Keeping in mind their lifestyles, (athletic), known risk factors, (living in a hot climate), genetics etc.

    I don't know if it is mentioned in this thread but there is a book called The Salt Fix by James DiNicolantonio if anyone is interested.
    Last edited: May 22, 2018

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