Should You Eat MORE Salt?

Should you eat less salt, like most guidelines state? Or could it be the other way around – that too little salt may cause problems?

Dr. James DiNicolantonio just released a book on the topic, The Salt Fix, and is an expert on the topic. Above you can watch Karen Thomson and Emily Maguire interview him.

It might make you want to add a little bit of extra salt to your low-carb food…

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4 comments

  1. Diana
    Amazing! I get dizzy getting up as well! Its so simple. The body can survive quite easily with no sugar in the diet, but the body cannot survive without sodium which is in salt. Salt as well as fat are necessary for human survival! Why do people believe these so called 'experts' that say we should be extremely low in fat and salt? People need to do the research themselves, and LISTEN to their bodies as Dr. James DiNicolantonio says to do and stop just blindly following 'experts'. People do the same with religion as well. They blindly follow without ever questioning.
  2. SteveM
    Advice on Potassium? I am on a simple low carb diet. My daily vegetable mix is a combination of celery, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, spinach in varying amounts. I take the veggies with eggs, meat or fish.

    I did a nutrition audit of my daily micro-nutrient totals and the Potassium total sums to only about 2,500 mg/d. Yet I see that the MDR for Potassium is 4,700 mg. There is no way I can eat enough vegetables to make up the difference.

    I also see that Potassium supplements are low dose (99 mg) so not useful. The obvious alternative is KCL salt substitute. One teaspoon in a liter of water provides ~1,200 mg of Potassium, (about 3 bananas). But web sites advice against that.

    Any comments from the providers here on managing Potassium intake with a low carb diet?

    Reply: #4
  3. Kris
    High potassium intake can also cause several issues. Muscle, heart issues, high blood pressure, decreased resistance against stress, cancer, infertility, and so on. Potassium is linked to Sodium (Na-K pump), you need to maintain the proper ratio of Na:K (see Ringer solution).
  4. Kris
    High potassium intake can also cause several issues. Muscle, heart issues, high blood pressure, decreased resistance against stress, cancer, infertility, and so on. Potassium is linked to Sodium (Na-K pump), you need to maintain the proper ratio of Na:K (see Ringer's solution).

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