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Actually, yogurt has been around for a long time. For example, we know that as early as 1500 BC ancient Egyptians were fermenting milk products to produce yogurt, cheese, buttermilk, etc.

There are many whole foods that contain sodium naturally, one of the focuses of the "Paleo Diet" is to recreate the proper ratio of potassium -to- sodium, it could be something like six to one, but I may be way off, it's been a while. The modern diet we consume contains WAAYY too much sodium and far too little potassium. NaCl is a mineral, a slight buffer which found in is natural state is bonded to many other minerals, which very easily makes its way into the food chain, you will get plenty of it consuming whole, unprocessed foods. We've conditioned ourselves to "needing" salt, when we are actually "overdosing" on it.

As for the fats, lean meats, fish, and (some) plant foods contain a high degree of Omega-3 fatty acids. Paleo man consumed a high ratio of Omega-3s to Omega-6s, which he got in moderation from other plant foods. Once again, our modern diet completely reverses that which should be natural for our bodies- we do much better with high Omega-3s, but by processing fats we hydrogenate them, we used to think pure vegetable oil (O-6s) was best for frying (Omega-6s should never be subjected to heat), and by consuming beef and processed foods we increase our intake of saturated fats.