Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: See what cancer looks like inside the breast > Health-in-Motion 01 August 2017 A salty diet makes you thirsty, right? Wrong. A salty diet makes you thirsty, right? Wrong. Until recently, nobody has ever scientifically evaluated the way in which the salt content of your diet affects your drinking habits. But now, a group of researchers simulating a Mars mission has demonstrated that those “astronauts” who consumed more salt tended to retained more water and weren’t as thirsty in the long run as their counterparts following low-salt diets. Turns out that salty food reduces thirst while making you hungrier as a result of an increased need for energy. 0 More: Daily Dose: See what cancer looks like inside the breastHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Busted! 10 myths about IBS you should never believe Lifestyle Solutions to SA women’s top 10 skin concerns – Part 1 Medical SEE: What cancer looks like inside the breast Medical Can sex cause a headache? Medical Can 1 or 2 drinks per day really make you live longer? Mental health You have a problem if this hormone doesn't fluctuate during the day From our sponsors Johannesburg conference to tackle digital transformation in healthcare WIN a R2000 voucher. Great skin is just a click away! How erectile dysfunction can affect relationships Coital incontinence: the ‘oops’ women are too afraid to talk about Live healthier Myths busted! » Breastfeeding may reduce pain from C-section Breastfeeding and work - how to make it work 9 breastfeeding myths busted Breastfeeding will help me lose my baby weight, right? Wrong! We bust nine myths about breastfeeding. Eat right. » How watching porn can cause erectile dysfunction 7 scientific ways to cure erectile dysfunction 7 foods that could relieve erectile dysfunction If you experience erectile dysfunction from time to time, you may be able to manage the problem without any medical help.