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Offline Brian Dayton

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Pinch of salt
« on: May 26, 2011, 03:26:49 PM »
I remember hearing that putting a pinch of salt in your drinking water is healthy. Does anyone know if this is true?
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Re: Pinch of salt
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2011, 04:08:40 PM »
i think i have also heard this and yes i think it is healthy
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Re: Pinch of salt
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011, 08:08:06 PM »
I could be wrong but I think Gatorade has salt in it

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Re: Pinch of salt
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011, 11:26:57 PM »
Gatorade does. Sodium is an electrolyte so that can be helpful in that regard, but if you were going to go down that line I'd add in magnesium, potassium, and calcium too (milk anyone? :P)
Other than being an electrolyte, I know for most people saltiness makes them thirstier. So if a very slight amount is used, just enough to make one thirstier, that could lead to more water intake than normal, which could be a good thing in someone who normally has a strong aversion to water. I'd probably go a different route like a no calorie drink/MiO/getting them to drink plain water when very thirsty/so on.

To say it's healthy, I dunno about that. High sodium diets are a pretty common thing in the American way of eating. It happens pretty easily on accident so I wouldn't go adding it into water. just IMO