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Too Little or Too Much or
Any or No Salt Will Kill You

Gawker, by Hamilton Nolan

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Posted By:MissMolly, 8/16/2014 4:39:37 AM

Salt: good? Bad? Both! It will kill you no matter what you do. For decades now, the "accepted" medical advice on recommended salt intake has fluctuated like a bobblehead doll, and the media´s alarmist coverage has fluctuated right along in lockstep. (Christ, a scroll through the Gawker.com/salt page will show you enough contradictory advice to condone and/ or forbid putting anything at all into your mouth, and swallowing it.) Fortunately for all of us—especially "we the media," who hit a real slow patch this time of year—there is a huge new study out about salt consumption. What do you need to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley, 8/16/2014 5:47:18 AM     (No. 9967854)

More evidence that the "experts" should be ignored on everything, because as soon as you change your life to meet their recommendations, the recommendations change.
Drink if you want. Smoke if you want. Drive an SUV or a sub-compact if you want. Go swimming after eating. Do what you want because you want to, not because someone else told you you should.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Catherine, 8/16/2014 6:26:58 AM     (No. 9967871)

I quit listening to experts years ago. All these studies are only as good as the side that pays for them. I love salt. I put salt on everything. No study will change that.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/16/2014 6:44:09 AM     (No. 9967877)

Me too, #2. If I´m going to die, at least I enjoyed what I ate.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/16/2014 9:14:53 AM     (No. 9968050)

Yes, but people are dying, and the government thinks it might be salt.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/16/2014 10:42:38 AM     (No. 9968153)

The Army made us take salt tablets every couple of hours. I should be dead already.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lewis1940, 8/16/2014 10:57:27 AM     (No. 9968177)

When you die you cease to be a burden on healthcare. Be wary of any government studies. That being said, I try to limit my sodium intake to 500mg per day. The reason being I was hospitalized over nine years ago with CHF.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 8/16/2014 11:04:11 AM     (No. 9968182)

I use finely ground sea salt in both cooking and at the dinner table instead of the stuff that "pours when it rains" or the fake salt that is supposed to be healthier. Sea salt has a stronger taste and I find myself using less of it to season my food while still getting the benefits of good flavor.

We´re all going to die of something. I guess I´ll prefer to die of "good taste!!"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/16/2014 11:22:24 AM     (No. 9968198)

I agree with you #1 - oh, and don´t run with scissors....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Japanorama, 8/16/2014 12:24:54 PM     (No. 9968265)

Too much or too little water will kill one.

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