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Everyone’s apparently been wrong all along in believing that salt makes us thirsty. According to New York Daily News,

A new study has found that salty snacks actually make us hungry instead. Researchers had 10 people eat identical diets except for their salt levels and found that a salty diet actually caused them to drink less. They found that salt triggers the kidneys to hold onto water and produce urea, a process which uses energy, causing hunger, but not thirst. Scientists had previously thought that salt would pull water out of the body through urine, making someone thirsty. But this study showed that salt was expelled from the body in urine, while water moved backwards into the kidneys and body.

Interesting.

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