Since the early 1970s, when fitness and healthy lifestyle started to become popular, TV and media shared a lot of information on about how to lose weight and stay healthy.
Unfortunately, over time much of it was proved inaccurate, incomplete, or even dangerous.
In the United States, the weight loss industry currently generates over $70 billion in the U.S. alone. Big companies and individuals involved use all the tricks and psychological triggers to tap into our brains to make us want to try their supplements, pills, exercise program or a new vibrating belt to drop the fat while sitting on a couch eating ice-cream.
Nutrition is one of those areas most heavily impacted by controversial and conflicting information, especially when it is related to losing weight.
First, it was all about restricting fat and eating fat-free products! Sounds reasonable, right? Yes, if you don’t count that food manufacturers will most likely replace fat with just more sugar… Doesn’t sound so right now, does it?
At the beginning of the 2000s, if you remember, carbs became the main fitness enemy. Quickly, people who had never even known what carbs were, began to follow no carbohydrate diets.
After that it was gluten.
Again, around 2010, most people never even heard of this thing. Today looks like we have a gluten-free substitute for almost any food, and half of the population is allergic to it.
But there is one food item, that has always been under attack, even before the dawn of weight loss boom – salt!
Yes, regular sodium chloride from your kitchen is considered the biggest evil in the world.
Salt increases your cholesterol… oh, no that’s actually not true…
Salt is responsible for weight gain… oh, that’s false too…
In fact, salt is an essential element and vital for your health.
It is required for the biochemistry on the cell level. Yet even more apparent is that when you cut salt out of your foods, you hinder your body’s ability to digest food!
Therefore, it results in gaining more weight and also limiting the number of nutrients you can absorb.
Salt helps your body to balance and optimize the PH level in your stomach. Specifically, it enables the stomach acid in your stomach to remain strong enough to break down the food you eat to ensure that all the nutrients are absorbed efficiently.
Salt should be an important element in any good weight loss program.
If you struggle to lose weight, or you have ever been frustrated by your absence of progress, some of the latest science may shock you as to why.
There are multiple myths about weight loss that we have been fed for far too long, and yet the scientifically proven and tested truth has simply been lying in the grass waiting to
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