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Please Pass the Salt!

If you're a salt lover, you're in luck — New research shows that salt is good for you after all! Researchers at the University of Iowa found that salt may act as a natural antidepressant. They tested this theory on lab rats and found that those with a salt deficiency shied away from activities they usually enjoyed — a sign of depression they say. On the flip side though, salt can lead to high blood pressure which is linked to heart attach and stroke so salt in moderation is key.

This news definitely explains why I enjoy salty foods so much, but what about you? Do you have a sweet tooth or do you crave savory snacks like me?


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RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
The less salt, the better. Same with sugar.
ktseyf ktseyf 8 years
I love salt, but I LOVE the University of Iowa even more. Go Hawks! =)
Pistil Pistil 8 years
It depends on my mood. Sometimes both
juicebox07 juicebox07 8 years
It's both for me. Usually when I eat salty foods, I end up craving something sweet.
HayleyStark HayleyStark 8 years
I love salt, and I actually have low blood pressure which makes me crave it! So I'm encouraged to eat lots of salt. yay!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
huh - this is an interesting turn of event.s i don't know if i ever would have figured that salt would be a good antidepressant however i do LOVE it and i'm a pretty happy person. i guess i'm just lucky that i've always managed to have lower blood pressure so it's not too bad :)
greenapples1987 greenapples1987 8 years
i love a salty snack, espically around that time of the month..i crave salty snaks and foods. i'm not big on sweets although they are good i never crave anything sweet. i pass on deserts and candy!
RaCheer RaCheer 8 years
I'm a salt girl. I love pickles and my favorite snack is a lemon with salt. I suck out all the yummy!
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
Salt is definitely my thing. Im not a huge fan of chocolate and cookies will sit in my cupboards for months but a bag of chips? No way, gone in days!
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 8 years
I love both. It depends on my mood... I'm definitely glad salt is good for you. :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love both equally!
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
*sweet things
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Savory for me. When my girlfriends and I are depressed they reach for ice cream and cake and I reach for steak and fries. I even like most of my sweet thinsg a little salty (chocolate covered pretzels for example).
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
Salty and savory for me.
lemamike lemamike 8 years
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
A little of both.
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