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    How much salt (min) do you actually need?

    So how much salt, in percent or mg, do you actually need for your body? That 100%/5,200ish mg thing is a maximum I believe.

    I ask because I really dislike salt. So if I don't sweat too much, how much do I need minimum? I suppose it varies a bit, but...

    Thanks.

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    I have to roll my eyes at myself -- I tried to search for this using Google for quite a while. The second I ventured to the Wikipedia page on salt, I found my answer.

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    ericgu has a page. I believe him.

    http://riderx.info/blogs/riderx/arch...ing-salty.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaverda View Post
    So how much salt, in percent or mg, do you actually need for your body? That 100%/5,200ish mg thing is a maximum I believe.

    I ask because I really dislike salt. So if I don't sweat too much, how much do I need minimum? I suppose it varies a bit, but...

    Thanks.
    Well, you need enough salt to maintain a reasonable amount in your bloodstream. If you drink a fair bit of water and eliminate it quickly, you have enough salt in your system. If you gain weight and keep it for a few hours, then you are probably low on salt.
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    Thanks Kuan and especially Ericgu.

    And Zumba, yeah, I don't really eat any salty foods. Actually, I drink milk. That's the largest salt intake of my day. >_> 8% per cup serving I believe.

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