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Thread: Why do we like salt so much

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    Oct 2011

    Why do we like salt so much

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    I am going primal right now but I am having such a pain to leave salt. Even Jesus referred to "the salt of life".

    I have observed that probably everything that we naturally like is good (like sweet fruits, or fat, for instance). I have seen that most people likes salt a lot. How is salt not primal?

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    Salt isn't primal? Salt is essential to living. You need it to produce stomach acid, as it's the only source of chlorine for the body that I am aware of. You need sodium as it is vital for a lot of things going on in the body. It helps you to retain water, especially in hot weather.

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    Aug 2010
    salt makes everything taste better, that's why
    yeah you are

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    it's delicious

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    It may be that you're losing too much which is why you find impossible to give up. It can easily happen when you start out - I had problems with it.

    This might be helpful to you:

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    Oct 2010
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    I have to add salt to every dinner or I get leg cramps. Salt is a very basic and essential component of our bodies.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    Mar 2011
    Why are you giving up salt?

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    salt is in the oceans and in the skies, it is fundamental to a good life

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    May 2011
    We have an innate preference for salt, sweet, and fat because. It's not an accident that we like those things so much.
    1) salt is an essential mineral.
    2) fat and sweet signify caloric density.
    That's a very simplistic overview of why preference for those tastes has been selected for.

    I don't know where the idea that salt isn't paleo/primal came from, but it's wrong and stupid to try and remove it from your diet entirely.
    Also, "everything we like is good"= DUH. Of course we say fat/salt/sweet are good- because we like them!

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    May 2011
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    i wont disagree about requiring sodium and chloride but generally we wouldnt be adding the massive amounts of salt onto food like we do now..even sea salt for all its positive aspects compared to crap processed salt is not needed as much..for most people the problem is way too little potassium...once you up your potassium you crave salt less i think altho im all for adding a pinch here and there to meals esp. if you eat a ton of fat and cooked meat! plus take into account that sometimes its an electrolye imbalance and ppl forget that sodium cholride and potassium are not the only electrolytes! we just need a good balance of nutrients, period.

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