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  • Has anyone tried 'No Salt'...Is it Primal

    Here's what I'm talking about.


    No Salt Salt Substitute, 11-Ounce Can: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food

    Wondering if anyone has tried it, and what they thought

  • #2
    I wouldn't use anything that is supposed to be a "substitute" (fake sugar, meats, fats etc.), salt is no exception. In my "book" there is nothing wrong with moderate consumption of salt as long as it is natural, i.e., unbleached sea salt, fleur de sel, Himalayan salt, natural black or red volcanic salt etc. If use of salt is unacceptable for medical reasons, there are plenty of spices and herbs that make stuff delicious without salt.

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    • #3
      It's a potassium chloride. Not really an unnatural (fake) compound.

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      • #4
        it's probably ok, but i would just stick with salt. the primal food pyramid is filled with foods that don't have a bunch of sodium added to them like the SAD, so adding a little salt to you food is good to give you the sodium we need. it also makes it taste better.
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        • #5
          A few months ago I would have said no. But now I use that salt to supplement my potassium needs. So it's Primal by way of being a supplement. Just measure it carefully. You DON'T want to overdose on that.
          Crohn's, doing SCD

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          • #6
            I use real salt since I eat on the low carb end and having a bit of sodium in my diet is good.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
              A few months ago I would have said no. But now I use that salt to supplement my potassium needs. So it's Primal by way of being a supplement. Just measure it carefully. You DON'T want to overdose on that.
              +1 i take 1/4 teaspoon twice a day and it got my blood pressure down from 140/90 to 120/70
              yay no more pb meds!

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              • #8
                I eat a LOT of salt and I also eat the no salt for the same reason Knifegill does, to get more potassium. It does taste a little weird at first, but you get used to it.
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                • #9
                  I also use it for potassium supplementation. I find it "tastes best" (or perhaps more accurately tastes least) when I put in scrambled egg yolk.

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                  • #10
                    Use da salt.
                    Julia
                    Starting Weight 235 - Dec 1, 2010
                    Started Primal Mid January 2011
                    Current Weight 183
                    Goal 160



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                    • #11
                      I've learned the hard way that when on a Primal-style eating plan, it's important to load up your food with salt. A diet of meat and vegetables without refined sugar is rough on your thyroid, at least for me. I still would eat considerable amounts of starch, but still I would get cold after meals. I was suspecting my thyroid was slowly dropping. Lots of salt and swapping out fat and starch for fruit has REALLY helped. I've been coating my foods heavily with Himalayan sea salt and it's made a big difference! I am so much warmer than I was. I feel like I've had a huge metabolic boost, and I've discovered something awesome - salted watermelon. Watermelon coated in salt is awesome. I salt all my foods when I take them to work, THEN I coat them in iodized table salt. Good thing I like salt because I'm eating a lot of it...

                      I got this idea from Ray Peat months ago. He doesn't like prolonged low carbohydrate diets because they severely downregulate your thyroid, and starch apparently doesn't do much to boost thyroid. Fruit sugar (fructose), on the other hand, does wonders. So does salt. Guess what? It's working for me. There is some noticeable water retention but whatever. The heat isn't getting me at all this year even though it's hotter than any year on record. Perhaps the sodium is keeping me better hydrated.
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