Salty Food Makes You … Hungry?

Putting the Old Wive's Tale to the Test

Researchers found that over time salt makes your body hungry instead of thirsty.

Researchers from the around the world put the old-wives’ tale to the test. Does salt make you thirstier? A new study shows yes, salt increases your thirst, but only in the short-term. In the long-run, researchers found that a salty diet caused the subjects to drink less. This was because salt causes the kidneys to conserve water. It takes a lot of energy for your body to process salt which causes you to become hungrier, not thirstier. This new discovery changes the way scientists now view the process of water homeostasis. 


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