What's going on Nation? Todau I'll be talking to you about a very controversial topic that no one really seems to stress the importance of and that's salt When I was younger, I was always told to avoid salt like it was the devil I would always hear things like salt rages your blood pressure causes heart disease and obesity and how we should try to minimize our salt intake as much as possible in fact it was so bad that I was even always buying foods with as little sodium as Possible all the time it was not so much, but that all changed when I read this book written by James D nickel oh Antonio called the salt fix I mean obviously guys over the years that had already began to realize the importance of sodium and I've talked about it in past videos but reading this book really took my understanding of just how Important sodium is to the next level and honestly I feel better than ever Might work out to more intent and because my main goal is to help you guys make gains I hope you really pay attention to this video and really take them about the state of hot But before we get started be sure to click that notification though So you never miss a new video upload and take a moment to follow me on Instagram for more great workout tips and fun story vlogging now Believe it or not Salt is an essential nutrient that our bodies depend on to live and it's proper balance as an equilibrium that our body strives to return to again and again But over the past century with the obesity epidemic becoming a real threat especially in America our Culture has defied this biological drive telling us to eat less and less salt and has even labeled salt as an addiction Also, I've heard the general health guidelines, and I know you have too.
We're supposed to eat. Low saturated fat diets no cigarettes go for a jog learn to relax and Dramatically cut down on our daily salt intake but the reality is that most of us don't need to eat low salt diet And in fact more salt would probably be better for our overall health But where did this notion of salt as bad come from then well? Salt has been taking the fall for another white crystal that when consumed in high excess does lead to high blood pressure Cardiovascular disease and obesity and it's called sugar so the question now becomes Based on your current diet should you be cutting down or adding more salt? Let's find out so let's begin by acknowledging the fact that for more than forty years doctors in the Government and the Nation's leading Health associations Have told us that consuming salt increases blood pressure and thus causes Chronic high blood pressure But here's the truth there was never really any sound Scientific evidence to support that idea in fact the majority of Population is not sensitive to the blood pressure raising effects of salt even for those that ask reducing salt intake to around 2,300 milligrams per day may only lower their blood pressure by a mere point eight two point two Millimeters of Mercury and if you take a look at how blood pressure is measured this is totally insignificant Guys we cry salt we sweat salt and our cells and our bodies are bathed in salty fluids So without salt we would not be able to survive simply put if you eliminated salt from your diet You would die and if you're experiencing chronic issues with your body But you just can't quite figure out when it comes to energy and recovery not enough salt intake is probably the reason why? so perhaps We should stop worrying about getting too much salt and start worrying about not getting enough But if salt is not the reason behind the rise in obesity.
What is well? There's no denying that we're in the midst of a nationwide obesity epidemic that threatens our collective health well-being and longevity You guys want some scary numbers How about 69 percent of adults in the United States are now overweight or obese that? Is in saying how did we come to this well? Bear with me as I explained the specifics believe it or not it would seem that salt restriction is Actually the problem and here's why restricting our salt intake inevitably leads to insulin resistance and higher insulin levels then our skeletal Muscles and fat cells become more insulin Resistant to prevent the higher insulin levels from causing our blood glucose level to drop too low Which could actually be potentially fatal and then this leads to higher glucose and fatty acid levels? Circulating in the body which damages blood vessels and causes more fat to be stored so as you can see Eating too little salt rather than too much triggers this entire unnecessary downward health spile but we can reverse the spiral at any moment by simply getting more salt however as Important as it is to get enough salt in our diet.
It's even more important to Avoid sugar We all know that calories from sugar are especially detrimental when it comes to our ability to manage our weight and overall health More sugar calories leads to more insulin resistance and more fat storage than any other type of calorie even when the total caloric intake remains the same So in a nutshell a high sugar diet is what's killing your fat loss and muscle gains, not a high-salt diet Education is great right guys I bet all of you guys are watching this video And you're saying wow you finally put salt on Foods I like to eat again and not feel bad about it and all that information is fine and Dandy But what about the thing you really care about and the reason why you're watching this video? How is salt related to your fitness goals? Well the answer is simple consume more salt before and during exercise believe it or not adding 2300 Milligrams of sodium or 1 tSP of salt per liter of water has been found to reduce total fluid Loss during exercise also Dosing yourself with salt prior and during exercise will help your body cool off faster and improve blood circulation Water retention and improve your overall performance why? Because your body will be more hydrate in which we know instantly Increases your strength and because improved blood flow and increased detoxification of muscle tissue will lead to faster recovery better pumps and more gains plus an increased salt consumption will also help and prevent injuries during your workouts better your recovery period And even reduce muscle and joint pains Amazing right I bet you guys didn't even know half of these benefits existed when consuming more salt, and if you're having sugar Cravings so can also help with that as well Besides as you just learned indulging in sugar cravings is the problem It is most likely why you can't seem to shake off that extra weight become lean and get shredded however Even if becoming shredded is not your goal Succumbing to sugar cravings can lead to more serious diseases such as diabetes and heart disease But before I wrap up this video I would like to share with you guys what I've been doing so far the better my performance and training over the last few months First of all my salt of choice is redmond real salt which you can pick up at Walmart or online It's very fairly cheap and what I do for my workouts They just have a teaspoon of salt before I get started either directly in my mouth with my pre-workout I don't explode or other times I just mix it in with my bcaas so that I slowly consume it during my workouts now might taste a little funky But you probably won't mind it after a while And now the reason why I picked Redmond's real salt is because it contains a lot of iodine Which is what we need is athletes to give you an example why a typical athlete loses over 50 micrograms of Iodine per hour of exercise And we're supposed to get a hundred and fifty micrograms of iodine per day and if you look at this chat redmonds salt is Right around one hundred and seventy-eight micrograms now as for my workouts what I've experienced so far by essentially dosing myself with more salt has been a much greater pump during my training my muscles feel fuller and Stronger and most importantly my heart rate stays down and now while you may want to keep your heart rate up while doing cardio Having a high heart rate can definitely limit your performance if you're doing movements Supersets drop sets or even my cheatin recovered method of training when you're trying to really get the maximum performance out of your muscles and Spot some new Growth So there you have it guys if you think there is something missing from your diet chances are that it's one thing You've been told to avoid Salt I want to give a special Thanks to my friend James for sending his book over to me And if you guys want to read and learn more about salt and its impact on health and fitness Go over to the saltfix.com and start reading I'll also post these links in these studies down in the info section below Nothing makes me happier than expanding my own knowledge base and then sharing that information with you guys That's why I started my channel back in 2009 and I hope I can continue to help you all reach your goals Smash that like button if you enjoyed the video and as always more good stuff coming soon guys