On Thu, 10 Nov 2005 15:57:46 GMT, pete <pfiland@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>r norman wrote:
>> Marine shellfish have the same body fluids as sea water. Therefore,
>> eating oysters and clams, or shrimp and lobsters, or octopus and squid
>> produces the same salt/water problems as drinking sea water.
>They do not taste anywhere near as salty as sea water.
Are you sure that your cooking and food preparation techniques do not
alter the salt/water composition of your food? Try catching them
fresh out of the ocean and eating them with no preparation.
If you drain the blood/hemolymph fluids, which are high in NaCl, the
actual tissue is low in Na+ but high in K+. It has the same osmotic
pressure (salinity) as seawater and so has the same osmotic effect on
the body, but without the sodium loading.