Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical 5 things you should know before taking an iron supplement Medical High blood pressure in under 40s tied to earlier strokes Medical Female athletes are at risk of developing this condition Medical Will peanut treatment help guard against peanut allergy? Parenting Take at least a year between pregnancies, new research says Lifestyle Here is why you should be having sex in the morning From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Infancy » Antibiotics during infancy may up childhood obesity risk New research suggests that babies who are prescribed antibiotics before they're two years old may be more likely to become obese. Seasonal changes » Is your home making you sick? Should you get injected for hay fever? Is your medication struggling to keep your seasonal allergy symptoms in check? There is a shot for hay fever – and this is what you need to know.