A cardiovascular research scientist, Dr. James DiNicolantonio, who’s based at Saint Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Missouri (United States of America), claims eating salt is actually very good for us.
He argues, after extensive studies, that craving salt is as natural as being thirsty. That without salt we would be dead.
Lack of salt, he states, reduces sex drive, affects conception and causes fatigue.
The myth that salt raises blood pressure was based on only six patients examined by two French scientists about a hundred years ago. And ever since the misinterpretation and misuse of that data continued.
Salt deprivation is serious and can lead to death, causing increased heart rate, kidney malfunction and thyroid problems.
Citing the Korean paradox (they consume twice the recommended amount of salt, and have low rate of hypertension and heart diseases) and Mediterranean diets, consuming salt has more advantages.
Sugar in excess is actually the dangerous culprit. Not salt.
One could live without sugar without adverse effects, but not salt.
Dr. DiNicolantonio says the body is self-regulating when it comes to salt.