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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.
Many people are not aware that simply cutting your salt intake can cause you to lessen your sugar cravings.Canned vegetables have sodium, bottled salad dressings have high sodium content.Make your own vinegar and oil dressing. Cereal contains as much as 1,000 mg of sodium a serving. Keep in mind that even a mild dehydration will cause your body to crave for both salt and sugar. Drink lots of water.
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