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When starting a reduced-salt diet, how long before you can sense salt at a lower taste threshold?

After about 2 weeks, the reduced-salt dieters could detect salt at a lower taste threshold than before they started. They also reported being less sensitive to other tastes like sweetness and bitterness while on the low-sodium plan. A study in 2005 found that people who cut their sodium intake by half for 10 days or more have an increased sensitivity to salty foods after just 8 hours of abstinence from them. When you’re looking for ways to eat healthier, don’t overlook how your sense of taste is affected when you reduce your sodium intake!