The biggest lie told by the FDA

Salt is good for you and the majority of people can enjoy a high salt intake.
You can loose two grams of salt in an hour or cardio.
If you’re active your body can regulate salt levels without undue stress.
The only people who need to regular their salt intake are bloatfats.
If you’re healthy your salt intake should be measured against your water intake.
6g a day is a baseline macro for people who do little activity.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The best thing about salt is that it is delicious. So delicious that it satiates as much as calorie dense junk.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Link to the article or I'm just gonna assume pic is fake

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You don't even have to read it, just listen to a podcast with the author. But you're probably to lazy to take an hour of your time and educate yourself.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lmfao you gays will believe any random grifter as long as it confirms what you already believe

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Lmfao you gays will disbelieve any random grifter as long as it confirms what you already believe

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Scientific consensus vs. random grifter
            You have to ask yourself, what's the most schizo option?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Have you got your 5th shot yet?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              "Scientific consensus" is whatever the media wants it to be.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Youre an idiot if youre reading anything scientific and taking it serious.

              Doesnt matter what the topic is, its been soiled by gnomish for quite a long time now.

              Do away with all media, live in the moment, think, be freed and happy.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            A fool and his money.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I freakin love science

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's this thing called the korean paradox. South koreans eat super salty in general and yet are one of the people with the least heart issues. This pushed people to study this and find out why. Turns out, it's way more dangerous for your heart health to eat less than the FDA recommends than up to 3 (or was it 5? Can't quite remember) whole fucking times MORE than it recommends. Pretty wild

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you're IST chances are you need extra salt same with cholesterol. There is a divide between doctors and nutritionists on salt and cholesterol. Doctors look at pre determined ranges for everything while in nutrition we look at optimal ranges for you.

      If you really want to know what your level should be get your blood done with full metabolics that means adrenal function, liver and kidney function and etc then take your results to a nutritionist and sports scientist.

      It's partly because they basically live on a keto diet from childhood.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >we
        kek seethe harder foodcuck you will never be a Doctor lmao no one respects your career

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Doctors kill more people than car crashes here.

          What do you mean on a keto diet? They eat tons of rice. They eat rice with literally every meal, breakfast to dinner. There's nothing keto about that.

          That's why I said basically. Eating white rice carbs is very different to the carbs eaten by the average american which is where I would guess this study was done.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Stop posting, you retard

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What do you mean on a keto diet? They eat tons of rice. They eat rice with literally every meal, breakfast to dinner. There's nothing keto about that.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >south korean children are all on keto
        BASED ISTners

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It's partly because they basically live on a keto diet from childhood
        Rice is keto now?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the [country] paradox
      EVERY TIME americans discover a country where the average person doesn't eat shitty american goyslop daily and live longer and better than them they call it some paradox lmao.
      Whoa what an intriguing mystery of nature bro, I wonder if we will one day be able to comprehend such a complex dataset.
      Here's an equation for you Einstein:
      goyslop = bad

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not ''unhealthy'' food that fucks you up it's obesity.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Great have fun dying early while trying to figure out the mysterious danish paradox you retard.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >overwhelming evidence that obesity causes numerous health problems
            >virtually no convincing evidence that certain foods are healthy/unhealthy
            I think I'll be fine you schizo

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is unironically what western imperialism/white supremacy looks like now. It's the assumption that the "white" view is the default and anything that contradicts it is "weird and wrong" even when most of their takes are stupid, like waiting until you're 40 to have kids.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The paradox is that salt was supposed to be bad but the people who eat it the most are the healthiest. What don't you understand about the word paradox?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >salt was supposed to be bad
          It's not a paradox then, that's just a plain wrong assumption. It's like garden gnomes shilled against saturated fats for decades, and then they make up the "French paradox" and the "Israeli paradox".

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      South koreans also have the highest stomach cancer rates in the world, maybe salt isn't fucking up our hearts but that doesn't mean their batshit levels of intake is healthy.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/qZ7H6wR.png

        This is mainly due to koreans dishes being super Hispanicy. Eating large amout of Hispanice regularly has been linked to stomach cancer for some time now

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >osmosis isn't real
    >water doesn't follow sodium along a concentration gradient
    >literally all medicine and physiology is wrong
    OP you unironic retard.

    Go and cannulate yourself and put tap water directly into your systemic circulation and prove that sodium concentration of fluids doesn't matter

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      anything that can be medicated will be lied about

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      doctors forever seething
      if you had any scientific integrity
      you would take new evidence, and correction in stride
      with the humble concern of someone who took
      the hippocratic oath...
      but you don't...because you're a pathological narcissist, who's in it for the status and the money

      I'd rather doctors would be paid meagerly
      similarly to teachers...
      so you'd know at least those who do it
      do it out of good intention...

      What OP has said is true : if you go through extensive physical activity daily, you are going to deplete your minerals and electrolytes, and should consume more than is recommended, as it's computed upon sedentary, mean averages of activity etc...

      What's sad is seeing someone like you just quickly resort to insults and advocating for physical, and dare I remind you, as well medical violence (cannulate? really) just for the sake of him bringing up a valid point...I hope you get board reviewed you sociopathic gay, and you end up losing it all...Get off your god complex.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >salt creates a concentration gradient in the bloodstream
      >fluid pulled from surrounding tissues
      >temporarily causes high(er) blood pressure?
      >kidneys git rid of excess sodium, fluid follows
      >now dehydrated with lower blood pressure?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That’s not what I’m saying. I know high sodium levels promote high blood pressure.
      However very active people sweat a lot, they also drink a lot of water. Like 4 litres a day. You can loose 2gs of salt in a single litre of sweat.
      Many athletes are salt deficient. This can be seen when cardio athletes cramp.
      I’m saying if you sweat a lot you can disregard the 6g advice and go higher to enjoy delicious salted foods.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not so much a lie, as a miscommunication, i.e. the people that health advice is targeted are not the people that listen to health advice. The average American gets far too much salt in his diet, so it may seem reasonable to advise the average American to stop. The problem that the average American doesn't listen to health advice, and only autists who post on IST do -- and those autists are likely running at the lower boundaries of sodium intake due to healthy eating and excessive sweating.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if people followed the government advice they wouldnt get enough salt. stop with this copium

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >study says
    fuck that shit, I eat what my ancestors ate for centuries. If millions of them were fine with eating like that for centuries I don't give a fuck what a study with 15 participants over three months says.

    • 2 weeks ago
      OP

      And your ancestors probably ate a lot of salt.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Been saying this for a decade. Normies will always say "well my boomer GP who went to medical school 40 years ago says salt is bad so I'll listen to the expert." The mainstream always lags so far fucking behind on this kind of shit. Anyone who lives by mainstream advice is the same breed of retard who said "Studies and doctors say it's fine!" about cigarettes in the 50s and kept destroying their lungs. They probably still follow the food pyramid, inhale processed grains every day and avoid eggs because muh cholesterol. Give it another 10 or 15 years and the relevant authorities will finally admit salt is fine and move on to smugly assuring the public not to listen to crazy conspiracy theorists about some other health or nutrition topic they are clearly fucking wrong about.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My dumbass sister came over and started freaking out about my salt intake. I tried redpilling her about how it's all BS and salt is good for you but she wouldn't have any of it and she gave me the whole "im really worried about your health!!" speech.

    she drinks, doesn't exercise and I'm pretty sure occasionally smokes and she's got the nerve to try and act sanctimonious, why are normies so infuriating

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >occasionally smokes
      Smoking isn't bad though.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Correct
        ~~*They*~~ exaggerated the risks while totally disregarding the numerous benefits

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Pipe tobacco is benign relative to modern cigarettes

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >modern cigarettes
            The problem with modern cigarettes is the filter, if you can't get unfiltered you should always break off the filter.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              uncommonly based, anon.
              pic related is my unfiltered cigarette stash. I enjoy either a cigarette, a chew, a pipe or a cigar about once every week and a half. I Don't inhale, just puff it and enjoy. I've been trying to track down some unfiltered lucky strikes but nobody near me carries them.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I Don't inhale, just puff it and enjoy
                lol

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >yellows teeth and makes you smell like shit
                Heh, nothing personal kid

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                whats the fucking point????????????????
                are you autistic?

                >too childish to understand how someone can enjoy tobacco in moderation 2 or 3 times per month

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                whats the fucking point????????????????
                are you autistic?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People should really learn by now to just ignore the "experts" and just live your life whatever you see fit. This includes salt, red meat, fat, carbs, alcohol, etc.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No such thing as too much salt, only too little potassium.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Five causing bowel annihilation might be bigger. Read: Fiber Menace

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    who would ahve fucking thought a cation that is highly regulated by your body does not linger in any region undesirably and is excreted when found in excess

    wow such revolutionary. it's as if the pressure changes are a result of osmotic balance between intracellular and extracellular environments. holy wow! publish in Nature!!! nobel prize!1one!!1

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be black
    >fit as hell
    >ever since teenager
    >still fit in 30s
    >low heart rate from being in shape entire adult life
    >still have blood pressure problems
    >gets worse as I get older despite staying fit
    >fat ass white friend has lower blood pressure than I
    >know it's sodium, been told my whole life
    >finally reduce sodium intake drastically
    >replace sodium based salt with potassium salt
    >blood pressure drops INSTANTLY
    >stays down

    >some fucking retard sees Koreans eat salt and have no problems
    >"HURR DURR THEY LIED ABOUT SALT CAUSING BP PROBLEMS"

    or maybe, just hear me out here I know it's crazy, the shit is complex and has many variables that go into it that don't fit your preconceived notions or are ignorant levels of research, you fucking retard. Either Koreans aren't genetically sensitive to salt as other races OR there is some myriad of other factors that Koreans do to keep their blood pressure down. Correlation is not causation you Neanderthal

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No one's claiming table salt is good. Sea salt or preferably ancient sea salt from dry lakes without microplastic.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Salt is salt moron holy shit

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No it's not. Table salt is highly processed and stripped of trace minerals.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you didn't just reduce sodium, you also increased potassium and increasing potassium has good effect on blood pressure. So yeah, this shit is complex.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah you’re an outlier.
      My girlfriend is Somali and she’s does the opposite of you to increase her chronically low blood pressure

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are the "experts" ever not embarrassingly wrong when it comes to such question?

    >fat makes you fat, stop eating fat
    >wait nvm
    >salt is bad for you, eat less salt
    >wait maybe we were wrong
    >red meat will kill you
    >yeah nah don't look at the Inuits just trust us we totally didn't conflate eating meat with eating goyslop
    >disregard that we suck cocks
    not listening to their gayry seems like the safest course of action

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Salt is a complete non-issue as long as you drink enough water. Sugar is the bigger issue but that also becomes a non-issue if you do cardio/lots of endurance work

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the majority of cases of heat stroke and/or general hospital visits where someone feels unwell are generally low salt. there is a study somewhere.
    they put you on an electrolyte IV and wow magically feel better.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was a medic in the army and can confirm this. We even carried those small packets of salt from restaurants in our med kits.

      Out on military exercises in the heat soldiers tend to drink too much water and pee out all their salt. so they get dehydration symptoms while still drinking lots of water.

      • 2 weeks ago
        OP

        When I was in the army, I’d come off exercise with all my kit caked in salt crystals from my sweat. I’d rub my finger along the encrusted salt veins and lick the salt off.
        I’m not suggesting that people who do no exercise and eat like shit increase their salt intake.
        I’m just saying for actual fit people salt intake is *probably* immaterial to health (unless you’re an outlier like that black guy here who responds poorly to sodium).

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t trust nor care what either the FDA or Time have to say.

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