• Briana Theroux

Am I Eating Enough Salt?



๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐จ๐๐ข๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐๐ฌ ๐๐ข๐ž๐ญ. โฃ

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Many people eating a mostly whole-foods diet get adequate potassium, but not sodium.โฃ

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๐˜๐˜œ๐˜Ž๐˜Œ ๐˜”๐˜๐˜š๐˜›๐˜ˆ๐˜’๐˜Œ!โฃ

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You should be making an effort to salt your food and get about 1โ€“2 tsp of salt (sodium chloride) per day because sodium is important for:โฃ

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  • Nerve and muscle functionโฃ


  • Nutrient absorptionโฃ


  • Stomach acid production (chloride)โฃ


  • Insulin sensitivityโฃ


  • Fluid balanceโฃ



Sodium also interacts with our immune and hormonal systems to balance histamine and help reduce allergies, as well as balance catecholamines and reduce cortisol and support thyroid function.โฃ

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So, if you are eating a mostly whole-foods diet, and want to optimize health, please add some salt! โฃ

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๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌโ€ฆ If you are sweating excessively obviously 1-2 tsp wonโ€™t be sufficient and you need to factor in individual variables. There will never be a blanket recommendation that will be applicable for all humans.



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