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Salt and Your Appetite
Salt stimulates your appetite and eating it can make you want to eat more. Because salt affects the fluid balance in your body, it can also make you feel thirsty.
When you are particularly hungry or tired, or if you have been exercising, your body may crave foods with high, immediately available energy content, such as salty snack foods.
In our modern diet, we may be so accustomed to the high salt content of processed foods that our taste buds no longer appreciate more subtle flavours.
Processed food almost always contains salt.