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Salt Part III

The 3rd installment of Chris Kresser’s salt myth…

In my last two articles, I discussed the history of salt in the human diet and the physiological need for salt. Many proponents of the Paleo diet suggest limiting salt based on evidence of low salt intake during the Paleolithic era. This limitation meshes with recommendations made by various health organizations, such as the USDA and the American Heart Association, who suggest limiting sodium to at least 2,300 mg per day and even as little as 1,500 mg per day. (12) And if our Paleolithic ancestors ate a low salt diet, then it certainly must be healthy, right?

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