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Do you need to consume iodised salt?

Iodine is absolutely an essential mineral, and is required for proper functioning of your body. It is a component of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (also known as T3) and its precursor form T4 (...
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Are all salts equally bad for you?

Terminology in Context It is important to distinguish between technical or scientific usage of terminology and popular usage of terminology in the 'lay' literature. When physicians, news articles, ...
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Are minerals in salts (e.g. Himalayan) overrated?

There are many benefits associated with Himalayan rock salt. Looking into the first hit from the still favourite search engine one lands on a journal from an otherwise respectable publisher in the ...
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How much mercury is contained in sea salt?

In general, the answer seems to be no, it does not contain a meaningful quantity. Refer first to this answer in Seasoned Advice. Although not peer reviewed, this article appears to be a credible ...
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Minimum Salt Intake

Recommended Dietary Allowances: 10th Edition A minimum average requirement for adults can be estimated under conditions of maximal adaptation and without active sweating...to 115 mg of sodium ...
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How is table salt different from Neti-Pot salt?

MgCl NaCl, CaCl, Na-Bicarbonate, and KCl can be all found in sea water and therefore in sea salt, which means that this salt appears similar to sea salt, but it is obviously not natural sea salt ...
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How low can you go on a low salt diet?

Assuming you are healthy, you will likely naturally regulate your sodium intake to appropriate levels. (Sodium is highly regulated by the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.) Too low and too high ...
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Foods that are salty but not fatty

Salty foods are generally either carby (chips/crisps, fries/chips, popcorn) or proteiny (meat, cheese, nuts.) Most carby snacks have no way to make the salt stick without the fat. Air popped popcorn, ...
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Is the heart disease risk arising from salt mediated entirely by blood pressure?

I think you are onto something. In the past few years, there have been much research that questions or contradicts the supposedly well-established concensus that we should eat less than 2.3 grams of ...
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Can we take a shower with salty water

Humans have been spending hours per day immersed in sea water without harm since before recorded history. Many sportsmen, professional divers, and fishermen still do. Other than the mild drying ...
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Is wanting to eat a lot of salt, a sign for something?

Salt cravings can be a sign of adrenal insufficiency or Bartter syndrome[1], so you should probably see a doctor and get checked out. If you have neither of those things, then you need to learn ...
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What is the ideal amount of salt intake (daily)?

The recommended daily intake of salt varies, but Nutrition Australia recommends 1.15-2.00 grams per day. When you consume more salt than this, your blood pressure increases as a result of the body'...
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Salt and bad sleep

The effect of salt consumption has been assessed in several studies (for a review: Cappuccio FP. Cardiovascular and other effects of salt consumption. Kidney International Supplements. 2013;3(4):312-...
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We add Sodium with salt but not Potassium

Your kidneys will take care of that for you. They regulate the concentration of electrolytes in your blood. Usually, enough potassium is available in your food (e.g. coffee and bananas are rich in ...
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Kidney stones and sodium (salt)

1) Sodium is an essential nutrient so you need to consume it regularly. The safe minimum sodium intake for individuals who do not sweat excessively is said to be 200 mg sodium (500 mg salt) per day. ...
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Is salt bad for kidneys?

Having kidney stones alone entails a recommendation for low-sodium diet: Reduce sodium: A high-sodium diet can trigger kidney stones because it increases the amount of calcium in your urine. So a ...
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Controlled experiments on neonatal/infant salt intake/supplementation?

After posting this, I did a lot more research and I was finally able to find some publications with controlled experiments on Na+ neonatal/infant intake, mostly in animals of course, with a few human ...
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How is table salt different from Neti-Pot salt?

Table salt contains additional unwanted ingredients. What is neti-salt? First link to vendor appearing in a websearch selling overpriced salt says: Ingredients: Pharmaceutical grade sodium ...
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Difference between Salt Tablets and Table Salt

Salt that is meant for human consumption refers to sodium chloride. Both table salt and salt tablets contain sodium chloride and not just sodium. They can both contain other naturally present or added ...
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Difference between Salt Tablets and Table Salt

According to Thought.co, table salt is 97-99% sodium chloride: https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-table-salt-604008 with common additives being potassium iodide and sodium fluoride, and anti-caking ...
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How low can you go on a low salt diet?

SODIUM REQUIREMENTS DEPEND ON THE SWEATING RATE Adequate intake for sodium for moderately active adults can range from 460 to 1,500 mg/day, depending on whom you ask (Nutrition Australia, USDA). You ...
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is saltwater bad or good for your skin?

I have been swimming 3 to 5 days a week! About 45 min each sessiob for 5 months. Before that. The skin of my feet was like leather. Now they are so soft that I dont recognize my own feet. So from ...
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Effects of eating too much salt

In short: Increased sodium intake may or may not result in water retention, but it does result in increased urination. Let's say you are consuming 5 grams of salt per day during a certain period. ...
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What are the symptoms of salt poisoning?

Too much salt in the body is known as hypernatremia, and the symptoms are fairly straightfoward. You get very thirsty. The major symptom of hypernatremia is thirst. The absence of thirst in ...
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Is there evidence that Himalayan Crystal Salt is more healthy than other salts?

Salt is entirely mineral based, so these are the only micro-nutrients of concern. I could find a few articles containing a spectral analysis of various salts. Here is one for Himalayan pink salt: ...
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