This is another Atkins myth. The harmful effects of excess sodium intake do not vary by diet. Carbohydrate consumption is not a factor.
Unless you have certain genetic factors “harmful effects of excess sodium intake” is what is a myth.
“This is another Atkins myth. The harmful effects of excess sodium intake do not vary by diet. Carbohydrate consumption is not a factor.”
I dont know what Atkins said about salt. All I know is about more recent research which my own doctor seems to be familiar with, and which has led me into trying to up my sodium intake in spite of the fact that I just dont like the taste of salt I prefer the taste of food without it. For the record, I ended up with very high blood pressure in spite of very limited sodium intake. Since going lower carb never particularly high to start with my blood pressure meds have been reduced along with hypothyroid meds (born defective ;-) and ditched 8kg.
Salt is necessary for life, try living in a hot sweaty climate without it. Some may benefit from restriction of dietary intake but all and not even most do. It's invaluable as a preservative and it is anti-microbial. I do not see the rational basis for any blanket condemnation for the use of it.
I'm one of those people who crave salt, by the way. My sodium levels tend to be on the low side, which in my experience leads to the craving. Mowing the yard or hiking on a hot, humid, sweaty day has me wanting fluids and a salty snack. The body is self-regulating to an extent, and that is reflected in the craving.