The researchers noted that the kidneys excrete more salt and water when the level of dietary potassium in the blood is high. They even likened eating a high potassium diet to taking a diuretic.
According to a study, some people carry a gene that could make them crave for salty foods, and this could potentially affect their health.
Salt: it may make our food taste better, but like any good thing, it's always best in moderation. Too much salt has been tied to increased blood pressure, and now it seems high salt diets may also delay the onset of puberty, according to a new study.
You may not want to go as crazy with those holiday dinners and desserts as you intended. Otherwise you might just wind up with a lot of splitting headaches. A new study has linked salt with headaches, and surprisingly, this effect is unrelated to the fact that salt is also known to raise blood pressure.
The average American consumes more than 3,400 mg of sodium a day, which is the same as 1 ½ teaspoons. Doctors have long touted the need to reduce sodium intake, but now a new study says there is actually no evidence to back up the benefits of a low-sodium diet.