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In this article we’re going to be talking about a very controversial topic that no one REALLY stresses the importance of, and that is SALT!
When I was younger I was always told to avoid salt like it was the devil! I would always hear things like salt raises your blood pressure, causes heart disease and obesity, and how we should try to minimize our salt intake as much as possible. In fact, it was so bad that I was always buying foods with as little sodium as possible all the time. It was nuts! But all that changed when read this book written by Dr. James DiNicolantonio, called “The Salt Fix”!
Obviously over the years I had already begun to realize the importance of sodium, I have talked about it in past videos, but reading this book really took my understanding of just how important sodium is to the next level. Honestly, I feel better than ever, my workouts are more intense and because my main goal is to help you guys make gains, I hope you really pay attention to the information in this article, and take what I am about to say to heart.
Salty Folk – This Is Who We Are!
Now, believe it or not, salt is an essential nutrient that our bodies depend on to live and its proper balance is an equilibrium that our bodies strive to return us to, again and again. But over the past century with the obesity epidemic becoming a real threat, ESPECIALLY IN AMERICA, our culture has defied this biological drive telling us to eat less and less salt, and has even labeled salt as an “addiction”.
Now, I’ve heard the general “health” guidelines and I know you have too. We’re supposed to eat low-saturated-fat diets, say no to cigarettes, go for a jog, learn to relax…and dramatically cut down on our daily salt intake! But the reality is that most of us don’t need to eat low-salt diets and in fact, more salt would probably be better for our health!
But where did this notion of “salt is bad” come from then? Well, salt has been taking the fall for another white crystal that when consumed in excess does lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and obesity, and it’s called SUGAR! So the question now becomes, based on your current diet, should you be cutting down or adding MORE salt? Let’s find out.
Why Salt Is NOT Bad For Your Health
For more than forty years, our doctors, the government, and the nation’s leading health associations have told us that consuming salt increases blood pressure and thus causes chronic high blood pressure.
But here’s the truth: there was never any sound scientific evidence to support that idea. In fact, the majority of population is not sensitive to the blood pressure-raising effects of salt. In fact, even for those that are, reducing salt intake to around 2,300 milligrams per day, may only lower their blood pressure by a mere 0.8 – 0.2 mmHg (millimeters of mercury), and if you take a look at how blood pressure is measured, this is totally insignificant.
Think about it – we cry salt, we sweat salt and our cells in our bodies are bathed in salty fluids. So, without salt we would not be able to survive. Simply put, if you eliminated salt from your diet you would die and if you’re experiencing chronic issues with your body that you just can’t quite figure out when it comes to energy and recovery, not enough salt intake is probably why. So perhaps we should stop worrying about getting too much salt and start worrying about not getting enough!
Who Is The Actual Culprit?
But if salt is not the reason behind the rise in obesity, what is? Well, there’s no denying that we’re in the midst of a nationwide obesity epidemic that threatens our collective health, well-being and longevity. Want some scary numbers? How about 69% of adults in the United States are now overweight or obese. That is INSANE!! How did we come to this? Well, bear with me as I explain the specifics!
It would seem that salt restriction is the actual problem and here is why!
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