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Salt Of The Earth

18 October 2011 No Comment

We were happy to see the whole “low fat” craze die the “nutritional-myths and misconceptions” death that it suffered.  Now we’re waiting for the world to open up their eyes and realize that carbs are not the ugly enemy they’re being made out to be.  Well, there’s a third myth we can’t wait to be brought to an end;  the low-sodium myth.

Flex put it very well when it published, “….anything less than 2,000 milligrams of sodium per day will limit your performance in the gym and is actually dangerous for health (a stance that’s very much in opposition to that of the U.S. Government, the Institute of Medicine and the American Heart Association, which recommended staying below 1,800 mg)…..These same agencies were once recommending that we limit all fat intake, which we know to be unhealthy.  In fact, a brand-new study by researchers from Belgium, published in the Journal of the American Medical Associaton, reported that subjects with the lowest sodium levels had the highest death rates from cardiovascular disease and those with the highest  sodium levels had the lowest death rates.”

Food for thought.

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