Hey, thanks for the help; appreciated. I basically want to unveil the myth a high sodium intake causes high blood pressure in healthy individuals. The only people who may need to consider their sodium intake are individual who have already been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Lowering their sodium intake will have benefits for 1/4 of these people sincer only about 25% of the population is salt sensitive. The other 3/4’s BP will not significantly lower. Also, it’s important to recognize that keeping sodium high will not elevate their BP condition or make it worse, but lowering may provide benefits for ~1/4 of individuals who already have a BP condition. Basically, it has no neg effects on healthy individuals.
Secondly, I want to state why keeping sodium intake high is actually beneficial for health individuals/athletes/bodybuilders. I guess I would be hitting on how keeping sodium high yields a positive electrolyte balance which is essential to hydration and also I remember reading somewhere that it, coupled with potassium, increases blood flow to the working muscles (the pump). I want to brush up on the physiology behind these two things and be able to adequatly explain it in the article...doesn't have to be in depth at all, but i want to adequatly explain things.
If there are other benefits that I am missing, then I would love to include those...any help is appreciated.