A study has concluded that our fundamental knowledge of salt is apparently totally off base — and this news will make lovers of salty food quite hopeful.
According to an April 2017 study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, German scientists found that people who eat more salt are actually less thirsty than originally thought, although hungrier.
They also discovered that the more salt mice consumed, the more calories they burned.
In fact, these rodents needed to take in 25 percent more food just to maintain their weight.
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Jens Titze, the lead author, has been studying this topic since 1991, when he was a medical student in Berlin, according to a report from the New York Times.
This investigation eventually led to examining the effect a high-sodium diet had on crew members from a Russian space program, as well as mice.
So should salt be considered the newest weight loss food?
“It’s hard to say based on limited data,” Randy Wexler, M.D., an associate professor of family medicine at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, tells Yahoo Beauty.
“We do, at times, become surprised at what we thought we knew. However, this requires more evaluation to know if this is true.”
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