It is the truth universally acknowledged that salt consumption retains water in human body. I have never noticed how much till I stepped on a scale after a fasting day and the reading didn’t make any sense.  Expecting to be rewarded by 2 lb down I was stunned by reading 3 lb up instead. Really? After 36 hrs fast?? I was dismayed, and then I thought back and realized I used a different brand of broth. Looked at the label and it was 800 mg of salt per cup! Ouch. 

Gotta be careful about added salt in your fasting liquids, look at the label before you buy.