5 Reasons Why You Should Cut Your Salt Intake

By First Posted: Aug 13, 2019 Tue 1:51 PM Updated: Jul 16, 2020 Thu 7:18 PM
5 Reasons Why You Should Cut Your Salt Intake
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Eating salt in abundance is not good for health and body. Reducing salt intake is one of the best ways to decrease your risk of future hypertension. A high salt diet leads to hypertension [high blood pressure], which can root heart disease and stroke.

Here are five reasons why reducing salt intake is important for you:

>Obesity: Do you know, high sodium intake can cause weight gain and obesity? Salt makes you feel thirsty thus you end up increasing your fluid intake which may not always be water. Opting for vigor drinks and sugary fluid puts one at a risk of obesity, especially children and teenagers.

>Blood pressure: High salt diet can raise your blood pressure. This condition when worsened further can put you at a risk of heart attack and strokes.

>Kidney stones: Kidney stones are instigated due to the build-up of calcium in the kidney. Salt causes loss of calcium by excreting it through urine. This can then lead to a build-up of calcium in the kidneys, thereby forming kidney stones.

>Fatigue and swelling issues: Salt likes water and the more salt you have in your system, the more water you’ll have. This can lead to fatigue, as well as dangerous swelling and excess fluids around major organs. It’s harder to see inflammation on the inside which can have life threatening consequences.

>Stomach cancer: There have been many studies that have been linked to a high salt consumption to the occurrence of gastric cancer.

So, it is time to reduce your salt intake to remain healthy and fit.


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