Do The New Salts Really Promote Weight Loss? I recently came across several message-board posts about using potassium-sodium salt blends as a way to manage weight. I’d like to try them, but will these products really help me get slim?
Several studies have linked the high sodium levels of table salt to water retention, or “false fat,” which can add up to five pounds to your frame. The new salt blends are lower in sodium and rich in potassium, an electrolyte that helps regulate the water balance in the body to ward off bloat. But to fight actual fat, I recommend experimenting with slimming spices. Cayenne pepper, mustard, ginger and cinnamon are all metabolism boosters that provide health perks ranging from pain relief to blood sugar control.