So about this T-Nation article...

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  1. lawrencel715

    lawrencel715 New Member

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    http://www.t-nation.com/article/most_recent/sodium_your_secret_weapon

    it pretty much says sodium gets a bad rap and that most athletes should consume more.

    i have a question about this:

    Don't forget that we're talking about sodium, and not table salt. Table salt is sodium chloride (NaCl; about 40% sodium, and 60% chloride), and many brands of table salt also contain added iodine. This can cause problems for some people's metabolisms, and of course sodium ends up taking the blame. Avoid the issue and use sea salt instead.

    i only really care about the big picture since i'm not an expert on anything food related. so if i replaced table salt with sea salt, am i getting enough iodine from other sources of foods (chicken breast, eggs, milk, etc. etc.)? I don't consume many processed foods, and most of the stuff i cook are fresh. my main staples are brown rice, eggs, milk, whey, chicken breast, fresh veggies, and sweet potatoes.

    i wouldn't want a huge thyroid sticking out of my neck and all, but i'm sure that's just on the extreme end of malnutrition.
     
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    I dunno. Most seafood contains iodine though. So if you eat some like you should, you could be more than fine. I agree about the overthinking though.
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    fuck, i got too much to worry about than to add another nutrient.
    seriously.
    i miss the old days of milk, gym, aminos, and pasta.
     
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    There was a study that said that people can guess their risk of having a disease by looking at the diseases the people they know have instead of using the media as a good representation of the reality. How many people do you know with goiter ? I personally know none. How many are overweight, obese ? I'm not sure, but it's far from none.
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    Do you guys think Arnold and the other blockheads from the 70's and 80's ever sat down and talked about sodium like this?
    Yes all the new research and sups are "supposed" to help, but really. It probably accounts for 1-2% of your overall gains. Im slowly going back to focusing on the other 98%, food, gym, pussy and test.
     
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    course not.

    they were all about the benching, blunts and bitches
     
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    SODIUM AND SQUATS!
     
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    for what it's worth... i only use it for cooking reasons... lot of the recipes call for sea salt and i just grabbed some... tastes better imo
     
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    Didn't T-Nation also say Muscle Milk would give you brain damage?
     
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    Sea salt tastes better IMO. I also prefer it when it's in crystals rather than a super fine powder. When making a steak you can rub the sea salt crystals all over it.. yummy
     
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    I think it has to do with the greater surface area that the sea salt rocks so it gives more flavor and sticks to meat better.

    or at least thats what alton brown said :o
     
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    smaller particles have a greater surface area
     
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    if you sum the SA of all the particles ya. i'm talkin individual grains
     
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