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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Houseflies: Just how bad are they for your health? 2019-12-09 14:45 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical According this study, there is such a thing as sleeping too long – and it could be deadly Diet and nutrition Could obesity alter a child's brain structure? Workflow Simple fix freed this boy's tongue trapped in bottle Medical Psoriasis, mental ills can go hand in hand Lifestyle A birth control pill you take just once a month? Diet and nutrition Keto vs. Whole30: These are the key differences between the diets, according to RDs Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.