Does salt make you fat? I’ve been training for abs and I’ve lowered my calories but not sodium, and I don’t have a six-pack yet. – Akash
No, salt doesn’t make you fat. Sodium (part of salt) does relate to water retention though. When water is displaced between the cells, instead of inside them, puffiness or bloating can result. If a reduced sodium diet [2,300 mg recommended max] can’t be adhered to, the key is to consume lots of potassium, which encourages water to stay inside cells. The best potassium sources are fruits, vegetables, lean meats and low-fat milk products. – Debbie J., MS, RD
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