Sugar has been in the diet spotlight for years as an ingredient that’s linked to a torrent of health issues, but new research suggests that another common dietary staple deserves equal attention: salt. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that this pervasive ingredient, which is found in everything from bread to canned beans, might be to blame for those after-meal hunger pangs and bloating.
Researchers asked two groups of people to follow a diet with identical calories and nutrient content—except for the salt intake. According to Health, those who consumed a diet high in salt reported feeling hungrier more often, despite having an energy intake equal to those on a low salt diet. Yes, adding a few high-salt foods to your cart is actually making you crave more food.
Excerpted from mydomaine.com