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Cutting out salt will actually increase your chance of heart disease and fat retention and slower metabolism, among other things. I used to do no salt than did some research and now eat a lot of salt. (see additional note for women)
Check out what this microbiologist has to say: http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/salt.shtml
For women... Once I added a significant amount of salt back into my plan, I no longer get any water retention at that time of the month, none. All my life I always gained like 5 lbs in water weight and now that I eat a Tbsp a day, I have NO water retention, ever.
Edema- in order to lose weight - reduce water retention
Few people know that too much sugar intake increases the hormone insulin. If your body has high levels of insulin, itís difficult to get rid of sodium & your body retains water. Eating Onions, celery, eggplant, lemon water can help with puffiness.Eliminate the causes of water retention and start losing weight again. High blood sugar levels can ruin your weight loss efforts.
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