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Toni-Ann DiSantis

Salt Boosts Hunger More than Thirst…

Recent finding:  Salt increases thirst for an hour or two, but within 24 hours, high-salt intake actually reduces thirst and increases hunger. Constant consumption of a high salt diet can result in obesity if the added food intake is not balanced by higher energy expenditure. So there may be another reason to avoid high-salt consumption, which is already linked to high blood pressure.