Why Do You Crave Salt?

See six reasons why people crave salt and how it affects your health. Plus, learn 10 ways to combat salty food cravings.

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Too Much Salt Is Bad — For Your Heart and Your Sleep

Eating a meal that’s high in sodium at dinnertime can contribute to sleep disturbances, in part due to an increase in blood pressure and fluid retention. The result may be restless sleep, frequent awakenings and not feeling rested in the morning.

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