Is Salt Addictive?

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Is salt addictive? I get asked this question all the time because I wrote a book covering this topic called The Salt Fix. All of us love salt. We need it in order to live. However, salt is constantly demonized for being mildly addictive similar to the effects of caffeine. So is it true?
The answer is resounding no. Salt is not addictive. You see our bodies control our intake of salt just like our thirst controls our intake of water. This is known as our salt hunger. The reason why our bodies control our salt intake is because salt levels in the body control water in our body. In other words, if our bodies couldn’t control our intake of salt we wouldn’t have survived as a species for very long. Continue Reading →
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