Conventional Wisdom Wrong Again….Shocking!

Well, another piece of conventional wisdom bites the dust…thank God.  Here is an article showing how the common belief that salt is bad is wrong.

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20111108/new-research-calls-salt-guidelines-into-question

Not only are there only small improvements in blood pressure (1% for healthy people and 3% for unhealthy), it seems that decreasing salt intakes actually has detrimental effects on triglycerides in your blood.  So it turns out that decreasing salt intake, per government and “expert” recommendations actually INCREASES your chances of meeting your maker.

The study’s authors didn’t know why there is an inverse relationship between salt reduction and blood lipids, but I have a theory.  You have to replace salt with something.  If you didn’t, you wouldn’t eat the bland food before you.  So instead of salt, people who reduce sodium eat more sugar, which is converted to triglycerides by your liver.  Now there’s some food for thought.

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About wahoowa96

I am a low carb fan and have been for over a year now. Before I discovered this way of eating, I was pre-diabetic, had off the charts cholesterol and high blood pressure. With no meds, all of that stuff is normal now. Thank you so much, Dr. Atkins, for showing me such a wonderful way of eating that is delicious, satisfying and healthy! Even if you don't struggle with your weight, I highly recommend you taking on the low carb way of life. The health benefits to doing so are legion! I have a beautiful wife and two of the most adorable children a dad could ask for.
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