Why is salt dangerous for your health?
Exaggerated consumption of salt is directly linked with serious health conditions
The sodium quantity in your system is regulated by your kidneys. Since the modern society consumes twice as much salt as it would normally should, public health authorities in developed countries raise awareness over the exaggerated salt intake, as it can cause significant health damages.
When the daily intake of salt is high, kidneys are overwhelmed by the effort they must put in in order to filter all the sodium, therefore the first imbalances will appear at the urinary level. Moreover, people consuming too much salt will also end up suffering from hypertension.
Heart failure, kidney stones, edema, strokes, cancer or osteoporosis can as well be consequences of the exaggerated consumption of salt.
While the human body needs a diet rich in potassium, not sodium, modern diets offer the exact opposite, this way leading to a high risk of developing the aforementioned illnesses. In order to make sure that the daily sodium intake is a proper one, doctors recommend the consumption of unprocessed food and a diet loaded with fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Moreover, the following suggestions can prove useful if willing to cut down on salt:
– avoid pickled vegetables, olives, processed meat, cheese, fish and canned foods
– cut off on fast-food and all processed meals
– replace normal salt with sea salt of Himalaya salt, as these two contain more minerals than regular salt
– change your culinary habits, cooking style and minimize the salt quantity used for your creations
– make sure you stay well hydrated and consume at least 2 liters of liquids every day.