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Sprinkle this on your food and you might grow a gut
Too much sodium can make you feel bloated, but can it also give you a gut? Unfortunately, yes.
In an Australian study, people who ate pasta with a salty sauce took in 11 percent more calories than those who ate less-salty versions.
That’s because excessive salt may override feelings of fullness, says study author Russell Keast, Ph.D.
But while loading up on the salt might fuel your appetite, it probably won’t hurt your health—unless you already have cardiac issues, that is.
Too much sodium can raise blood pressure in guys with hypertension, but an occasional salty meal for a healthy, active man who eats a well-balanced diet likely isn’t going to hurt, says Men’s Health nutrition advisor Alan Aragon, M.S.