“All this time I thought it was those pesky A-salt rifles”
It is all about the A-salt shakers (magazines) that allow the dispensing of too many crystals in one shake. And it is also all about the wrong kind of salt (ammo) - if it is not RealSalt, totally unprocessed, it is too deadly for anyone except the Surgeon General/FDA/AMA to handle...they are currently buying 1.6 billion grains to protect us from ourselves by making this stuff scarce.
Seriously (more seriously that the seriously written comments in the preceding paragraph), salt is not a killer...if it is natural, unprocessed. The ‘table salt’ we find in the grocery store is processed, and is not healthy, though it does not do what this article is suggesting. Low sodium...is it healthy? Depends...
Some low sodium products are very high in potassium, a very good thing. We are all generally shy on our potassium intake. Natural salt (unprocessed) is not unhealthy. RealSalt, Himalayan Salt are healthy. Sea salt? better than processed salt, but not as good as the RealSalt or Himalayan Salt lsid down in ancient sea beds eons ago before there were bad contaminants (Mercury etc) in the seas.
I am past mid 70...I am healthy...recent blood work shows everything in ‘spec’...even the non issue ‘cholesterol’. I am on no prescription meds. Only health problem is cateracts, and those will soon be corrected...asked Doc about incidence...he said everybody gets cateracts...and he told me I will see better than I have ever seen (I’ve worn glasses since I was 5). The point of this is that I like salt...I use a lot of salt...and I also like fat, especially butter - my butter consumption is way beyond the average in this country, and I eat butter, not anykind of butter substitute (all margarines, etc are bad for us). I also eat bacon, several times a week, and if I wind up at a certain breakfast buffet that has unlimited bacon, I PIG out. I do not worry about any kind of animal fat. I eat eggs, lots of ‘em. Eggs are healthy. Egg white substitutes are not (the yoke is better for you than the white).
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Bingo. I have long believed that the real issue is not excessive sodium (although certainly there is such a thing), but not enough potassium (and don't go overboard because too much of that can be dangerous as well.)
Enter "sodium potassium pump" in your favorite internet search tool. Most of what turns up is highly scientific, but if it's over your head, keep going until you find an article that explains it in layman's terms.