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Posted by bingobangobongo on 10 months ago I am on day 13 of my reboot. It is all going fine, but yesterday I noticed a sudden dip in my energy, and last night I had a dream about salt soup. I had been feeling a bit listless, so I added salt to my Garden Variety Juice, and am now (an hour later) feeling a bit more energetic. I didn't think about salt before that dream, but it made me realize I hadn't had any salt in over a week. It's pretty hot here, and I have been running around a lot with my seven year old. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Is there any reason I shouldn't add salt to my veggie smoothies?

This topic contains 11 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by Jeff Searcy 8 months ago.

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  • Farfelu

    9 months ago

    Maybe you need potassium?

  • WendyR

    9 months ago

    Actually this is an interesting point. I wonder if the bitterness people strike in regards the Mean Green Juice, and in my husbands case anything green, is the lack of salt. Yes I know we are supposed to reduce of even cut out salt but most people are used to veggies being salted and the au natural veggie taste can be a little, or a lot, off putting.

    I have not eaten any great amount of salt in over 35 years and have been advised to add a 1/8th of a teaspoon of iodised salt to my food each day, I have noticed the taste difference.

    I wonder if there is something to this? If you think of the amount of volume of greens we juice, could adding a little salt help? and work on reducing the amount as your taste buds get used to the "green flavour"

    Also would kelp help with the juicing mix, to add iodine to your diet?

  • Rayna

    9 months ago

    Help! How do i see posts that come on the boards? My mailbox fills up with random posts from a group and then when i click the link it goes back to old posts. I can't connect

  • Maggie

    9 months ago

    Are you referring to the Notifications? Whenever I click on Notifications, it takes me to the correct page, but there are no notifications! I wish someone would clear this up, too.

  • Jeff Searcy

    8 months ago

    instead of clicking on the link, right click and select open in new window. That way your list will remain on the page.

  • Rhaelia

    8 months ago

    I don't add salt to my juices because salt makes your body retain water and I don't need more bloating.

  • shoman

    8 months ago

    Like you I did the first week without salt. I am a saltaholic so i did notice the difference. I have now added iodized salt back to my diet by salting "some" juices although I am trying to keep it low and reasonable rather than drenched in salt. Using lots of pepper and peppers in my juices and very few fruits.

    Like everything about health, I think reasonable and moderation are the important words.

  • LizzieB

    8 months ago

    I've always had a battle with salt. The slightest bit of salt, or prepared food (soups, restaurant food, etc) makes me blow up like Shrek's wife. Last year a diuretic was added. The last week of juicing has definitely improved all of that. Taking in all that liquid greenery and green tea is wonderful. Maybe I am finally getting the amount of liquids I should have had all along.

  • Rhaelia

    8 months ago

    I normally take a diuretic, but I haven't taken them while on my juice fast. I am not sure it would be a wise thing to do, as I have read juicing has diuretic effects. I have noticed a bit of swelling around my ankles, but not too badly since I have been doing this. Something I guess I should check with my doctor, although, I had already told her I wasn't taking them while on my last visit, and she didn't comment on it.

  • WendyR

    8 months ago

    Something I used to do when I had a bad run with fluid retention, I used to make and drink Parsley Tea. Parsley has a mild diuretic effect on some people and for quite some time it worked well for me. When it stopped working was when the doc stuck me on diuretic tabs (not good for me)

    Try adding a good handful of parsley to your juice mix, along with the celery, that may help you reduce your bodies fluid level.

    One thing I have learned, for me, about fluid retention is to keep drinking. Just plain water and try for at least 1 litre of fresh clean plain water.

    The other thing about tablet form diuretics is they are murder on your potassium levels, they drop them right off the charts. My doctor told me, for every two diuretic tabs I take I should eat a banana. That also helped.

    I have been off diuretics since 2006, after I had a major health scare regarding tablets. I still get fluid retention really bad in my legs but counter this with celery seed and parsley tea, along with making sure I consume at least 3 stalks of celery per day. Since I have been juicing daily getting that amount of celery and parsley that hasn't been a problem. And believe it or not, coffee helps me relieve the fluid.