Why do sweat taste like salt?

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Because it contains salt.

If you're sweating really really much, like if you're running a marathon when it's really warm outside, you might actually need to take salt tablets to keep your body working properly.

Do note that this only apply to extreme cases, most of the time we get more than enough salt through our ordinary diets as to not need any supplements.

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It's because you sweat, and your sweat contains salt.

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its burns salt from your body

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