Category Archives: Salt

Eat Salt Get Fat?

Processed and fast foods contain high amounts of salt (sodium chloride). Consumption of the typical Western diet, which contains high amounts of processed and fast foods, therefore increases salt intake significantly. The high salt intake of the Western diet in … Continue reading

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Sodium, Potassium and Blood Pressure

Cardiovascular disease is often accompanied by blood pressure increases, which likely contribute to the pathology of the disease. One nutritional strategy that is often suggested to counter these rises is a reduction in sodium intake. The traditional medical view is … Continue reading

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Nice Data, Poor Conclusion: More Sodium Pseudoscience

The mainstream medical establishment still pushes the paradigm that salt (sodium chloride) is a cause of high blood pressure. However, for the general population, those with good health, this is not evidenced in the scientific literature. Healthy individuals who increase … Continue reading

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Added Salt in Processed Foods

High intakes of single macrominerals can have detrimental effects on health. The reason for this is that macromineral intakes must be balanced to maintain health. This relates to the way the macrominerals, sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium and calcium, maintain the … Continue reading

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Problems with Low Sodium Diet Studies

It is claimed that sodium has detrimental effects on blood pressure. High sodium intakes have been suggested to be responsible as a causative agent in high blood pressure, and low sodium diets are one of the primary treatments for hypertension. … Continue reading

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Salt Substitutes Lower Blood Pressure: In Salt Sensitive Individual

Many experts still claim that high salt diets cause blood pressure increases. However this viewpoint is disingenuous, and the contention that sodium chloride is the cause of high blood pressure is either deliberately propagandised or misguidedly believed. Animal and human … Continue reading

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Sodium Chloride and Bone Health

Sodium is a cationic metal that is essential to health. However, the Western diet is considered by many researchers to contain too much sodium chloride (table salt). The reason that the Western diet is high in sodium chloride is because … Continue reading

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Avoiding Foods with Added Sugar and Salt

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The Sodium to Potassium Ratio: Marker for A Low Quality Diet?

The typical Western diet is a low quality diet consumed by many individuals in the developed nations of the Western Europe, North America and Australasia. In particular, the typical Western diet includes high amounts of refined and processed foods that … Continue reading

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Cheap Sports Drink Alternative

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