Is adopting a low sodium diet always a healthy choice?

Is adopting a low sodium diet always a healthy choice?
Is adopting a low sodium diet always a healthy choice?

Is adopting a low sodium diet always a healthy choice?

  1. True
  2. False

Answer: FALSE

According to a study done by at the McMaster University:
“… low-salt diets may not be beneficial and may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death compared to average salt consumption.”

“Low sodium intake reduces blood pressure modestly, compared to average intake, but low sodium intake also has other effects, including adverse elevations of certain hormones which may outweigh any benefits. The key question is not whether blood pressure is lower with very low salt intake, instead it is whether it improves health,”

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