The Salty Lie Is The Daily Salt Intake Really An Excessive Amount Of

 

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While sedentary adults can maintain their health at 200-500mg of sodium daily, as you can see, athletes need much, much more! It is preposterous that the government expects us all to use the same amount of sodium as the mainstream sedentary folks. The issue isn’t sodium intake; it is balancing it with other minerals. Also, in extreme cases athletes can even die from hyponatremia (low blood. “We should be aware that too much salt is really bad, but don’t eliminate it completely from your diet.” Despite recent studies arguing the potential dangers of a low salt diet, and individual.

Though health authorities continue to push for lower sodium intakes, reducing sodium too much — below 3 grams per day — may negatively impact health. Studies show that people who consume less than. Consuming too much salt can have serious negative effects on your health.

It increases your blood pressure and some studies suggest that it is linked to cognitive decline as well. Research shows. Ninety percent of Americans take in more salt than they need each day, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Your current recommendation is not to exceed 2.4 grams of sodium. People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may feel the effects of salt even more. Corticosteroids, commonly used to treat RA, cause the body to hold more sodium. Kaul’s advice: Keep salt to less than 1,500 mg daily. Easy Ways to Lower Your Salt Intake Even if you aren’t a “salt shaker,” you may get too much.

The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day and moving toward an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 mg per day for most adults. Because the average American eats so much excess sodium, even cutting back by 1,000 milligrams a day can significantly improve blood pressure and heart health. In addition to making you very thirsty, eating too much refined salt can also leave you feeling bloated, as excess sodium results in a build-up of fluid in the body.

This can make you feel uncomfortable and also increase your blood volume, causing your heart to work harder. Though salty foods tastes good, too much salt has a challenging effect on the body. Its presence in the body system forces the body to retain water to deal with it.

Furthermore, too much salt in your diet can raise blood pressure, swell ankles and affect the health of some of your major organs-primarily the heart, stomach and intestines. While your body needs sodium to survive, you typically get enough in your daily diet without adding extra salt. If you experience sodium-related eye puffiness, you may need to cut back on foods known to contribute to fluid retention.

This includes pre-packaged foods like frozen and canned foods.

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Daily salt requirements are quite low, and most of us exceed this by many orders of magnitude.

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Unfortunately, Americans on average have the highest daily salt intake in the world.

“Chinese Health Care Secrets: A Natural Lifestyle Approach” by Henry B. Lin
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Yet, studies reveal that the average American consumes about 10 g of salt per day-ten times more than the recommended allowance.

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If this is true, then it is inadvisable to recommend that everyone should reduce their salt intake.

“Future Foods: How Modern Science Is Transforming the Way We Eat” by David Julian McClements
from Future Foods: How Modern Science Is Transforming the Way We Eat
by David Julian McClements
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As a nation we eat about 10 g of salt per day; this should be at least halved.

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It has been estimated that salt intake is about 8-10 g per day in most industrialized countries and 10-12 g in Colombia, Japan, and Korea.

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But most salt is added during food processing-up to 4,000 milligrams of sodium a day.

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The average salt intake, however, is about 20 times higher than 10 mmol/day, so the retention of an efficient salt appetite becomes biologically irrelevant, though occasionally seen in certain diseased conditions leading to severe Na+ depletion.

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Often when a doctor recommends cutting down on salt because of a heart problem or some other condition, what he or she is implying is that regular table salt will add to your present problem because it is chemically imbalanced, and this is correct.

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Those of us who seem to want more salt than others do were especially relieved to be told recently that salt is not really as dangerous as we had been led to believe.

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  • Interesting. Would be great to see a video discussing the differences between different salt i.e. sea salt, Himalayan pink salt, table salt etc

  • Can you give me tips on stomach lining repair? I need to get rid of this gastritis that ive had for almost 2 years. Bone broth, manuka honey. Anything?

  • Read this book Your eyes will be open that Salt is a Poison and not required for Human Body.
    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1011950

  • Body weight is really the driving factor of so many of the ailments and illnesses people end up with…if you’re an athlete, though, I don’t think keeping sodium low is a great idea.

  • What if your a person who drinks strictly water mostly and half gallon a day before eating foods? Does that mean my water has too much salt in it?

  • My mom is a salt addict she puts extra salt on nearly everything because she thinks it doesn’t taste of anything otherwise. She continues to do this even though she knows it just removes her ability to taste things in more.

  • Lets not Forget West Africa History Ghana set up the rules of trade. Trade was even an ounce of gold for an ounce of salt. The kingdom of Ghana did not have gold mines or salt mines, but Ghana got rich handling the trade of gold for salt. After a while, word reached the east coast of Africa about the riches to the west.

  • What about too little sodium? I’ve been to the doctor twice and foud that my sodium level was too low but now it’s been increasing hte pat two times I was there. I understood that hte sodium level was sapposed to be 140 nad mine was 120 or 130 something, but still a good bit below 140 ro 142 or whateer it was supposed to be. It was supposed to be alittle over 140-at least 140.

  • What causes high blood pressure is a lack of minerals, mainly magnesium, zinc and potassium. Leg cramps are caused by a lack of potassium. The arteries attached to the heart have muscles that contract and release to open for proper blood flow. A lack of these minerals causes the arteries to contract but spasm out they will not relax and open completely so the blood flow is pumping against pressure. Like leg cramps the arteries work the same way.

  • I have always had perfect blood pressure and I am grateful for that. New nurses at my doctor’s office often take my blood pressure twice because they do not believe the readings for a 55 year-old-man.
    And I recently have tried a new diet for a short period that had me eating a lot of salt, even though I already ate more salt than the average person. But I have had an odd side effect and I believe it is from the excessive salt consumption: I have a small pot belly all of sudden out of nowhere. My liver was recently tested via sonogram and I’ve had extensive blood tests that indicate my liver is healthy and fine. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t eat sugar. I eat a low amount of carbs. But I have this swollen belly now. I have done some looking and researching and found that there are a few other people who have had a similar symptom and they believed it was caused by excessive salt. Tomorrow I am cutting my daily salt consumption to 1/4 of my normal daily consumption and will try to remember to report back here in 6 weeks with my results. Wish me luck.

  • Good quality salt helped reduce my high blood pressure…I was always told to stay away from it. I use real salt not Morton’s salt that’s full of chemicals. That’s the salt that causes issues. Salt in it’s real untreated, unprocessed state is much healthier.

  • FUCK IT, I’M GONNA COOK SOME BACON AND FRY MY BREAD IN THE LARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAMMIT! and have a bacon sandwich.. sound good??? anyone.

  • If salt was bad then Deer, Sheep, and goats wouldn’t be risking their lives on a daily basis searching for salt to lick. Salt is apparently very important for them why not for us?

  • Salt will make blood pressure go up but then it goes back down again koreans eat those noodles full of salt & yet they live longer then us?

  • In my opion, white foods are bad for you… Sugar flower salt patatoes cheese milk bread and so on. I try to avoid foods that are made with those ingredants yess i eat it some times but not alot.

  • been eating salt for over 84 years. I salt everything, but only sea salt and pink salt. I never had high blood pressure or any heart problems. load of bs.

  • Every day for the past month i’ve been waking up in the middle of the night. Even when I wake up I feel tired and drowsy. I can’t focus. I gotta stop eating out.

  • Hey Max, how does this tie in with Keto? On one of your videos you mentioned it’s best to salt your foods more since you have less minerals. Thanks in advance!

  • Tem minutes of very bad medical advice. Most people do not get enough salt because they have been told that it is bad. Go a week without salt and see if you are still alive.

  • We need ORGANIC Sodium from Fruits and Vegetables. We need Organic Chlorine from Fruits and Vegetables. Which fruit or vegetable do we get INORGANIC SODIUM CHLORIDE from? Rocks?? Our body does not use Sodium Chloride in any shape or form. It is expelled out of the body in its entirety.

    During the times of the Samurai, when caught by the enemy they would ingest a mere 30g of salt, thus committing suicide??

    “Now sprinkle some more on your salad” says the Doctor.

    aquariusthewaterbearer (google -Sub section Salt Crime Files)

  • The RDA numbers for sodium are junk science from the last century, don’t promote it instead of asking how they came up with that recommendation in the first place.

  • Wow I put salt on my fruits, salad, pizza, veggies even in my milk sometimes. Including cereal. I even add salt the my Fry’s at McDonald’s this video definitely woke me up

  • Well I always want to go to the bathroom but i think it is because I drink a lot of water but I m not thirsty but I drink because me mother says me to drink it

  • Ok this is exactly what I needed, i got some pink Himalayan salt & have been using it way more often. I have headaches and fatigue like crazy now �� super thirsty & bloated from salt and water retention

  • hey man i have to bend my arms down to my feet and i still have cramps and i dont eat salt or sugar (im allergic) please find something to help me 1 like=1 help him

  • I love his content, but is anyone else kind of distracted by the way he says “water”. To me it doesn’t really fit with the rest of his accent.

  • Oh wow I’m nowhere near even the high blood pressure salt intake. I found once I started using herbs and cayenne in my cooking I need way less salt, but I was curious how much you are supposed to use.

  • The problem is that your current guidelines dont make any difference either. Where is the science showing reduced salt reduces blood pressure. And there is also plenty of science showing that increased blood sugars from lots of fruits and vegetables in the diet will raise blood pressure

  • Another thing is that I heard is, too much salt can cause sebaceous cysts in your ear lobe and I have a couple:/ it’s annoying and hurts sometimes. Also I can’t wear earrings anymore! It hurts to poke it.

  • We use a lot of canned soups and I’ve stopped drinking water as much because we moved and the water tastes horrid. I don’t add salt to any food usually, but I have all these symptoms so I’ll try to watch what my family eats

  • There’s absolutely no scientific evidence that salt is bad for you…..name the research if you can so we can read it. Research is different from articles and opinions. Name the research. Salt is good for you, we need salt, when you’ve had enough of it you won’t eat any more of it……you can learn a lot from a cow licking on a salt block, they will travel forever to get salt and when they’ve had enough……they stop licking it ✅

  • Salt is literally the least of your concerns In most of the food we eat today, your body is made to process it you just piss out excess

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  • Sodium only Raises Blood Pressure if sugar or refined carbohydrates are present…..when those are removed and restricted to complex carbs with low glycemic index no blood pressure rise.

    I am currently monitoring 3 women with high blood pressure on a Ketogenic diet and after starting just 3-4 weeks in normal blood pressure and no meds now and dropped on average 15-20lbs

    What im seeing is this

    sodium 3000mg
    lost weight
    blood psi down to normal
    appetite under control
    Bowel movements more frequent
    more energy through the day
    better sleep
    More alert
    cramping gone

    ** so I’ve been studying a low-carb ketogenic diet and I’ve been on a low carb ketogenic diet for 8 years and the more I see people pull away from sugar and refined carbohydrates and increase their sodium almost all health conditions clear out and they don’t have problems anymore, it’s just nobody wants to believe this because they are stuck on a vegan agenda or a medical agenda and they lie so I promote the use of all diets in a proper fashion restricting sugar and refined carbohydrates increasing sodium typically leads to a healthier person **

  • 7:42 Mine is 100/60 average while laying down, 110/70 while doing sports, It’s rarely above 120/80 and I consume probably around 5-10 gramms of salt everyday

  • Do better research the right sources of sodium are good and our bodies are better equipped to deal with an excess than deficiency we just piss out excess.