The Gist

Is Salt Still Bad for You?

A secret killer or the Western diet’s scapegoat? Maria Konnikova assaults us with wisdom.

How concerned should we be about our salt intake?

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For many Americans, the salt you sprinkle on your steak has less of an impact on daily sodium intake than what you pour into your … cereal bowl? On The Gist, Mike asks Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker to examine the research into the impact of salt on your long-term health, and the common foods that drive up daily intake. For the Spiel, no one likes Joe Buck.

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