6/04/2012 05:23:00 PM

Quote of the Day: Is Salt Really That Bad For You?

"The evidence from studies published over the past two years actually suggests that restricting how much salt we eat can increase our likelihood of dying prematurely."

 -Gary Taubes, writing in an NYTimes OpEd, about how conventional wisdom about salt consumption may be wrong. Although the common consensus is that you should eat less salt to promote healthiness and longevity, the studies that Taubes cites are much muddier than that. Check out the full article here, and think it over next time you reach for that shaker.


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