How much salt consumption is harmful to human health?

How much salt consumption is harmful to human health?

 Sodium
is an essential part of every human diet. It helps in maintaining the proper
balance of water levels in the human body.

According to the Indian news channel NDTV, however, the
correct balance of water levels is a tricky matter, as excessive salt intake
increases blood pressure.

High blood
pressure is very dangerous for human health and it can also lead to heart
attack.


It’s no
wonder that excess consumption of salt, also known as sodium, causes health
problems.

Heart
diseases

Too much
salt increases the water in your blood, which increases the overall volume of
blood in the blood vessels. Blood pressure increases because the blood flow in
the blood vessels is increased.

Over time,
high blood pressure can damage the walls of blood vessels, which can block
blood flow. This causes the heart to work harder to pump blood throughout the
body, which exhausts it.

Also, too
much water in the body causes gas and obesity.

Avoid junk food because it contains sodium and other heart-damaging ingredients.

Symptoms of
high blood pressure are sometimes hidden, so it is also called the ‘silent
killer’. It is one of the leading causes of heart disease, the leading cause of
death worldwide.

Low sodium
intake can help reduce the rise in blood pressure that comes with aging, even
if you don’t already have high blood pressure. Furthermore, it can reduce the
chances of kidney disease, stomach cancer, migraine, heart attack and stroke.

How to
reduce sodium intake?

  High consumption of salt increases blood pressure.
                                           


Replace
canned products (food items) with fresh fruits and vegetables. Because canned
products are high in sodium to preserve them.

Use fresh
meat instead of frozen meat.

Be sure to
read food labels. Many foods contain more sodium than we think.

Avoid junk
food because it contains sodium and other heart-damaging ingredients.

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