Even after adding an extra 400mg of salt (1/4 Tsp), The Soylent I’m consuming is only giving me about 1500mg of salt per day (I’m eating about 1500 calories of Soylent each day).
According to the article above, studies that found that too much salt (more than 6g per day) can lead to and increased risk of a Major cardiovascular event (2% risk). How ever, they also found that too little salt (less than 3g per day) leads to an even higher risk (2.6% risk).
They found the lowest risk is associated with 3-6g per day of sodium.
So what do you think, should we be supplementing Soylent with even more sodium or perhaps not feeling as guilty about a salty snack?
Because of the need for data from large studies examining the association between sodium intake and cardiovascular disease in general populations,8,17 we conducted a prospective cohort study that included 101,945 people from five continents. We examined the association of urinary sodium and potassium excretion with death and incident cardiovascular events.
In this study in which sodium intake was estimated on the basis of measured urinary excretion, an estimated sodium intake between 3 g per day and 6 g per day was associated with a lower risk of death and cardiovascular events than was either a higher or lower estimated level of intake. As compared with an estimated potassium excretion that was less than 1.50 g per day, higher potassium excretion was associated with a lower risk of death and cardiovascular events. (Funded by the Population Health Research Institute and others.)
Here is the link to the actual study:
Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion, Mortality, and Cardiovascular Events