And most men think they need less, not more
Matt Cook here, and there’s 1 food that men are often told to avoid or go easy on…
But what if that was actually terrible advice?
I’ve found evidence that restricting this 1 food can actually lead to health problems…
Like blood sugar problems, insulin resistance, low testosterone, and more.
So do me a favor and check this out before you eat your next meal…
—-Important Message From Samantha—-
My secret confession
Hi, my name is Samantha and you’ll have to excuse me for blushing as I talk about this…
See, I’m kind of a shy, reserved girl and what I’m going to be talking about here…
…well… let’s just say it’s definitely NOT safe for polite company.
It’s actually about a topic that’s REALLY important to us girls… even though we’d never admit it to your face…
This 1 food fixes blood sugar problems in men
Salt was so important in the Ancient world that the Roman author Pliny wrote that early Roman soldiers received some of their wages in salt.
That is where we get the word salary — meaning salt allowance.
Salt was important for curing meats, preserving foods for later in an age with no refrigeration.
But in Ancient Rome, and for most of human history, salt has also been known for its health giving effects.
It’s not until very recently that salt has been seen as something harmful — and wacky, low-salt diets have become popular.
Pure salt is a chemical compound called sodium chloride.
The sodium part is absolutely essential for human health.
This is why people eating low-salt diets generally don’t fare well.
For example, low-salt diets cause insulin resistance in healthy people.
The human research was carried out at Harvard Medical School in Boston. The results were published in the journal Metabolism.
The renin angiotensin aldosterone system is a network in the body which is known for regulating blood pressure.
But this system of hormones and proteins also has other effects — including some effects on insulin.
Sodium — the most important part of salt — is critically important to the healthy functioning of the renin angiotensin aldosterone system.
Theoretically, a low-salt diet could cause insulin resistance by causing imbalances to this system.
“Low-salt diets activate the renin angiotensin aldosterone and sympathetic nervous systems, both of which can increase insulin resistance.”
So this study was set up to see whether a low salt diet was enough to cause insulin resistance in healthy people.
The researchers recruited over 150 people for the study.
The cohort included men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years old.
All the participants went through two different experiments.
Experiment 1 consisted of living on a low salt diet for a week.
The second experiment was that of a high salt diet for the same time period.
People produced more aldosterone and other stress hormones when they didn’t get enough salt.
Insulin resistance was tested by “the homeostasis model assessment.”
This is the standard way to assess insulin resistance — it involves multiple tests combined to give a final score.
Higher scores on this test mean insulin resistance.
The low-salt diet caused resistance.
“Scores of insulin resistance were significantly higher on a high salt diet compared with the low-salt diet.”
The researchers wondered whether there could be other factors affecting the result…
These days scientists are very skeptical of results which show salt in a good light.
So they plugged in numerous other factors to their calculations.
These other factors were things which could also affect insulin resistance.
After taking into account every risk factor they could think of…
…the researchers found that the low salt diet still caused insulin resistance.
“The low-salt diet was significantly associated with insulin resistance independent of age, sex, blood pressure, body mass index, serum sodium and potassium, serum angiotensin II, plasma renin activity, serum and urine aldosterone, and urine epinephrine and norepinephrine.”
Try as they might, they couldn’t explain the findings away.
A low salt diet causes insulin resistance in healthy people.
“The low-salt diet is associated with an increase in insulin resistance. The impact of these findings on diabetes and cardiovascular disease needs further investigation.”
The war on salt is one of the greatest mistakes of the medical and nutritional establishment of the last 100 years.
Sodium is an essential mineral for human health.
And it’s one which is almost impossible to get enough of without consuming sodium chloride — table salt.
Most people should be using more salt, not less.
You should always consult a healthcare practitioner about treating and diagnosing health-related problems.
—-Important Message For Men With Blood Sugar Problems—-
This 1 solution can stop you from sleeping in separate bedrooms
I can remember asking my dad as a kid, “Dad, why do you and Mom sleep in different bedrooms?”
See, Dad had blood sugar issues and was sick a lot.
Well, now I understand why they slept in different rooms.
They had no more intimacy…no sex life at all anymore…
Maybe that’s why I’ve dedicated my life to helping men with their health and performance.
And amazingly, diabetics are seeing their blood sugar problems melt away with this simple tweak…