Contrary to popular belief, consuming less sodium may not lead to lower blood pressure in the long term, show results of a new study that followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years. "We saw no evidence that a diet lower in sodium had any long-term beneficial effects on blood pressure," said Lynn Moore, Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine in the US. The new findings, presented at the Experimental Biology 2017Science and Tech | April 26, 2017
Eating salty food diminishes thirst while increasing hunger, due to a higher need for energy, according to new study carried out during a simulated mission to Mars. The study found that "Cosmonauts" who ate more salt in the simulation retained more water, were not as thirsty and needed more energy. Researchers, including those from the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Germany, sealed two groups of 10 male volunteers into a mock spaceship for two simulated flights to Mars. The first group was examinedScience and Tech | April 18, 2017
“Salt to taste” is not just for taste. Ask your body. Besides balancing the sweetness and suppressing other flavours such as bitterness or sourness, our body needs salt for its normal functioning. Consume it in moderation. That’s the mantra to good nutritional status. Salt is mainly composed of two minerals- 40 per cent sodium and 60 per cent chloride. So, it is called sodium chloride as well. Earlier it was used as a food preservative to prevent the growth ofHealth | April 10, 2017
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