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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.

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