Have you been craving salt? It may be your body telling you that your sodium levels are low, which may be related to obesity, diabetes and/or heart disease. Adequate potassium levels may have similar benefits.
Should Iodized Salt Also Contain Potassium?
Recent data show salt substitutes with 75% sodium and 25% potassium could help reduce the rate of stroke, major cardiovascular disease and death
Low-salt recommendations parallel the rise in high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and heart disease, which may be related to the vilification of salt while the food industry liberally added sugar to processed foods
James DiNicolantonio, PharmD., believes you can't overdose on salt if you have healthy kidneys. However, there are conditions that require greater attention, including Cushing's syndrome, Liddle's syndrome, bowel diseases, adrenal insufficiency, hypothyroidism and sleep apnea
Low sodium levels also impact athletic performance and may be related to overtraining syndrome. Take care with your salt source, since sea salt from modern oceans is contaminated with plastics and heavy metal